Black Rice Salad With Zucchini, Pesto, Almonds & Shaved Ricotta

Black Rice Salad With Zucchini, Pesto, Almonds & Shaved Ricotta

Have you tried our black rice? Follow this recipe featuring Riso Gallo's Rustico Venere (black rice) to make a delicious and healthy black rice salad with zucchini, pesto, almonds & shaved ricotta! Serves 4.


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260g Riso Gallo | Rustico Venere
90g Polli | Basil Green Pesto
20g Puglia Cheese | Ricotta
1 tbsp Ayama | Olive Oil
CADOR | Organic Himalayan Salt
CADOR | Black Pepper

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1 Green Zucchini
20g Almonds (skinned and chopped)
Rocket Leaves
Basil Leaves


Cook the black rice in salted boiling water for about 16 minutes and drain while still a little al dente. Cool the rice down under running water.

Cut the zucchini into a fine julienne and season with salt. Pat the zucchini dry and mix together with the rice in a large bowl.

Dress the black rice salad with pesto and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Mix well and plate in large bowls.

Top the salad with chopped almonds, fresh basil, rocket leaves and some shaved ricotta. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Pair with a glass of chilled, crisp white wine and enjoy! We recommend our Pasqua | Pinot Grigio Romeo & Juliet

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