Quinoa Avocado Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Whisk buttermilk, crème fraîche, vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, shallot, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.Advertisement
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup quinoa and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let cool.
Combine endive and persimmons (or pears) with the remaining 1 cup quinoa, 1 tablespoon oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Spread on a platter. Drizzle avocado with the remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice and sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Arrange on the platter. Drizzle with the reserved dressing. Serve topped with dill and the crispy quinoa.