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Greens! Fonio Pilaf Summer Salad

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July 31, 2020 by Max Baroni

Packed with refreshing hints of summer, this delicious blend of textures and flavors will provide a healthy meal with little work. The green herb dressing is a perfect pair to the Greens! Fonio Pilaf, flavored with spinach and moringa (a well-loved superfood in West Africa). Feel free to grill, roast, or sauté your fennel to bring out a little extra sweetness in this vegan bowl.


Serves 4 people (6 as a side)
    For the Grain Bowl
    • package Greens! Fonio Pilaf, cooked + cooled
    • small bulb fennel with fronds, thinly sliced
    • 1/2  cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • cups (packed) arugula
      For the Dressing
      • 1/3  cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
      • 1/3  cup (packed) flat leaf parsley
      • 1/3  cup extra virgin olive oil
      • tablespoon lemon juice
      • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
      • Salt + pepper


      • 01 .  

        While the Greens! Fonio Pilaf is cooling, prepare the dressing: pulse the basil, parsley, olive oil, lemon and zest, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper in a blender.


      • 02 .  

        Combine Greens! with all of the other ingredients in a large bowl.


      • 03 .  

        Pour dressing over salad, toss, and serve!