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New York Salad

New York Salad
Yield: 10 Servings (10 Entrée Salads)

Yield: 10 Servings (10 Entrée Salads)

This filling entrée salad is loaded with tasty toppings reminiscent of a New York-style bagel. It comes together in a snap and packages up perfectly for grab-and-go and takeout service.

Ingredient Weight Measure
Simplot Good Grains™: Couscous, Red Quinoa and Vegetable Blend 6/2.5lb 40 oz. 1 bag
Lemon juice 1/4 cup
Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp.
Garlic, minced 1 clove
Olive oil 1/3 cup
Mint, fresh chopped 1/3 cup
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Capers 3.5 oz. 1 jar, small
Oil, vegetable or grapeseed 1/4 cup
Simplot Harvest Fresh™ Avocados: Individually Wrapped Avocado Halves, Fresh 48/1.5oz 5 each
Tomato, 1/4-inch slices 30 slices
Red onion, thinly sliced 30 slices
Cucumber, thinly sliced 30 slices
Radish, thinly sliced 30 slices
Smoked salmon, sliced 20 oz.
Everything but the bagel seasoning as needed
Preparation Instructions:
Step 1
Prepare grain blend according to package instructions. Chill and reserve for service.
Step 2
To prepare lemon-mint dressing; In a small bowl combine lemon juice, mustard and garlic until blended, drizzle olive oil in slowly. Stir in chopped mint and season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a clean container with cover, keep refrigerated until service.
Step 3
To make fried capers; Drain capers using a colander and pat dry with paper towel. Heat vegetable or grapeseed oil in small saucepan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot add dried capers in small batches to avoid overcrowding and reduce spattering oil. Fry, swirling pan lightly until capers are light brown, about 45 seconds. Transfer capers to a plate lined with paper towels to drain oil. Repeat until all capers are fried. Hold at room temperature until service.
Step 4
To serve; arrange chilled plates on counter. Sprinkle 3 oz. of chilled grain blend sparingly. Take avocado halves out of their package, slice into quarters then into strips. Arrange 3 slices each of avocado, tomato, red onions, cucumbers and radishes around plate on top of grain blend, being careful to show all ingredients and colors. Add 2 oz. smoked salmon slices and sprinkle remaining 1 oz. of grain blend over each plate. Drizzle 1 oz. prepared lemon-mint dressing and garnish with 1 Tbsp. fried capers and a light sprinkle of bagel seasoning.
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