Black Forest Blend™ Spinach Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing – 2 lbs.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 gal. water
  • 4 t. kosher salt, divided
  • 4 qts. squash, 1/2" diced
  • 3/4 c. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. silken tofu
  • 4 t. agave
  • 4 T. lemon juice
  • 4 t. curry powder
  • 4 t ground fennel seed
  • 8 pita breads
  • 2 qts. apples, 1/8" sliced
  • 8 qts. baby spinach

Directions

For the InHarvest Black Forest Blend:
In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add Black Forest Blend and ½ the salt. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-17 minutes or until desired texture. Drain excess liquid. Cool.

For the squash:
Toss the diced squash with ¼ of the olive oil. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan and roast in a 350º F oven until tender.

For the dressing:
In a blender, puree the tofu, agave, lemon juice, curry powder, ½ the remaining olive oil and remaining salt until smooth.

For the Pita Bread:
Combine remaining olive oil with the fennel seed. Brush the top of the pita with the mixture and warm in an oven or on a grill right before serving.

To serve, in a bowl place:
•½ c. apples
•2 c. spinach
•1 c. lentils
•3/4 c. squash
•2 T. dressing
•1 pita half

Recipe Yield: 16 servings

Nutrition Facts

Per serving: 504 cal., 21 g pro., 83 g carb., 15 g fiber, 14 g fat (2 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 694 mg sod., 15 g sugar

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Chef Tip

Use a good quality silken tofu for the dressing to achieve the best consistency.