Sunday, January 5, 2014

Pineapple Stir-fry Salad


Pineapple Stir-fry Salad

Serves 4-6

Stir-fry Ingredients
- 2 Tb. veggie stock or water
- 1 large onion, rough diced
- 2 bell peppers, rough diced
- 4 cups broccoli (fresh or frozen), rough diced
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 1 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen, or canned....but only if you have to)

Sauce Ingredients
- 1 Tb. garlic, minced
- 2-3 Tb. agave or honey
- 1 Tb. lemon or lime juice
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2-3 cup pineapple juice (fresh or frozen, or canned....but only if you have to) (or if you don't have juice, just increase pineapple chunks in stir-fry ingredients to 2 cups)
- 1/8-1/4 cup water (as needed to leave enough juice for the sauce)

Cous Cous
- 1.5 cups cous cous dry
- 1.5 cups water or veggie stock
- 1/2 Tb. olive oil (opt.)

- 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2 (packed) cups spinach, torn or chopped

- 1-2 avocados
- 1/2-2/3 cup cashews or pecans, rough chopped

1. In a large pan or wok, (with veggie stock or little water) over medium high heat, saute all veggies and pineapple chunks  until onions are translucent and other veggies are tender. Add all the Sauce Ingredients as soon as you get all the Stri-fry Ingredients into the pan.

2. In a medium sized saucepan, bring 1.5 cups water (and oil if using) to a boil; add cous cous; remove from heat and cover; let sit for 5 min. Then fluff with a fork.

3. To assemble salads split all the ingredients into 4-6 portions (in large bowls is best) (do 4 portions if this is your whole dinner, 6 if you have another side) Add them in this order:
1. salad
2. cous cous
3. stirfry
4. garnish

- I invented this recipe just with items that I had in my fridge that needed to be eaten, and items that I always have in my pantry/fridge or freezer. So be creative and substitute with whatever you have! For example, you could use 
oranges for pineapple, 
almonds for the nuts, 
rice or quinoa for the cous cous, 
- Obviously, if you want to add meat or beans, go for it! The possibilities are endless, this is stir-fry we're talking about!

1 comment:

Wii are the Nelsons said...

Good job just using items you have --- I try to do that sometimes; it's tough. Looks delicious!