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Earthly Superfood Salad

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This recipe is from HolidaysCentral's 2012 Oscar's Best Picture Inspired Menu, where you can get the full menu and other fun holiday ideas. The Best Picture Nominee, The Tree of Life is a complicated film that is sometimes metaphysical, sometimes metaphorical and sometimes downright weird. But we chose a superfoods salad for this film, because of the earthiness of it and the healing aspects of superfoods that are just now beginning to be fully understood.
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Cherry tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs), halved
  Thinly sliced raw kale 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Grains 2 Cup (32 tbs), cooked according to directions on the package (wheat berries or pearl barley, quinoa)
  Balsamic vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (good quality)
  Olive oil 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)

In a large sauté pan, heat 1 Tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the cherry tomatoes and kale and sauté until they start to soften, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and toss with the grains in a medium bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Pour the liquids over the salad gradually, tossing to combine as you go. Add liquid just until the grains are evenly coated (you may not need all of the liquid). Refrigerate salad for at least an hour, and up to a day, before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2071 Calories from Fat 453

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 52 g79.6%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 459 mg19.1%

Total Carbohydrates 369 g122.9%

Dietary Fiber 59.9 g239.4%

Sugars 30.7 g

Protein 62 g124.8%

Vitamin A 1533.3% Vitamin C 1106.8%

Calcium 88.5% Iron 142.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Earthly Superfood Salad Recipe