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Healthy recipes: How to make this sumptuous dry fruits salad

Packed with essential nutrients, dry fruits can help keep heart diseases at bay, maintain cholesterol levels, prevent anaemia and improve your haemoglobin levels. Consider making this recipe once in a while, it's great for your health.

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Tired of chomping on dry fruits? Turn it into a mouth-watering salad.

Executive Sous Chef Gagandeep Singh Sawhney, Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi tells you how.

Serves: 4

Ingredients
For the salad:
40 g dried prunes
40 g dried apricot
50 g almonds (soaked & peeled)
30 g walnut
40 g dried figs
50 g organic quinoa
50 g barley
40 g mix fresh mint, parsley and dill
80 g goat cheese
5 g flax seeds
6 g maldon salt
2 g salt
5 g black pepper crushed

For the dressing:
10 ml red wine vinegar
10 ml walnut oil
20 ml olive oil
3 g black pepper crushed
Salt to taste

Method:
For the dressing:
*Whisk together red wine vinegar, walnut oil and olive oil.

*Add salt and crushed black pepper, check seasoning.

For the salad:
*Bring 400 ml of water to boil, add quinoa and salt. Simmer the mixture until the quinoa is cooked. Drain excess water and refrigerate it.

*Take another pan with boiling water. Add salt and cook barley, until it turns soft. Drain excess water and refrigerate it.

*Slice prunes, apricots, walnut, figs and fresh herbs.

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*Toss together quinoa, barley, dried fruits, goat cheese, flax seeds, fresh herbs, maldon salt, black pepper and dressing.

*Transfer to a salad bowl and serve.