Terra Bistro

Terra Bistro Quinoa Lettuce Cups

House Sprouted Quinoa Lettuce Cups

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Preparation

1) Quinoa – Place 1/2 cup quinoa in water (enough to cover quinoa) for 2 hours or until quinoa starts to sprout. Drain and rinse well. Keep covered with a damp towel until sprout is as long as seed. Then it is ready to eat. (Usually 1 day for sprouting fully)

2) Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
Mix together the following ingredients

  • 8 Tomatoes Concasse
  • 1/2 Shallot Minced
  • 2 T Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 C Olive Oil
  • 3 T Chiffonade Basil
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

3) Basil Aioli

  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/2 Shallot Chopped
  • 1 T Lemon Juice
  • 1 T White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 C Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Egg Yolk

1) Combine all in food processor and slowly drizzle in 1 Cup + 2 T Olive Oil in a steady stream while processing
2) Strain through fine Mesh Strainer

4) Build Plate
Use lettuce cups of choice and fill up with following fillings:

  1. First add Avocado Chunks
  2. Then Quinoa
  3. Then Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
  4. Then top with Basil Aioli Drizzle