This fresh plum salad with lemon ginger dressing is a great way to use up leftover cooked grains and the summer's fresh produce.
Total Cost: $4.79 recipe / $1.60 serving
Servings: 3(1 cup each)
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
1tspfresh grated ginger $0.12
2Tbspfresh lemon juice $0.45
3Tbspcanola (or other light oil)$0.24
Freshly cracked pepper $0.03
2plums (about 1/2 lb. total)$1.49
1bunch fresh parsley $0.89
1/4cupsliced almonds $0.66
2cupscooked bulgur, quinoa, couscous, or rice (chilled)$0.74
Grate about one tsp of fresh ginger into a jar or small bowl. Add the lemon juice, salad oil, honey, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper. Shake the jar (or whisk) until the ingredients are combined. Let the dressing sit while you prepare the rest of the salad.
Rinse the parsley well to remove any dirt or debris. Shake off as much water as possible. Pull the leaves from the stems and then give them a rough chop. Place the chopped parsley in a bowl.
Thinly slice the plums and remove the sections from the pit. Add the plum slices and sliced almonds to the bowl with the parsley. Give the dressing a quick stir, then add it to the salad (start with half and add more as needed). Toss the salad until everything is coated in the dressing, then serve.
If you are preparing your bulgur (or other grain) specifically for this salad, be sure to put it in the refrigerator or even the freezer to cool down before adding it to the salad.