Native American Recipes

Recipes and information on Native American food. This is the food and recipes of food eaten preinvasion upto and including current popular Native American food.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Cactus and Pinenut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette


1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup vegetable oil
10 cups mixed baby greens
1 cup nopales, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

Puree cranberries in processor until smooth. Add vinegar, onion, sugar and mustard and process until well blended. With processor running, gradually add oil and process until well blended. Transfer to medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill. Bring to room temperature and whisk before using.) Combine greens and nopales in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve, passing remaining dressing separately.

Contributor: Burning Tree Native Grill

Yield: serves 6.

Cheesy Fry Bread


1 pound loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
3 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
2 tbsp. finely chopped ramp or leek
2 to 3 tsp. chili powder
1/2 t. dried white sage
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

With its pretty color and cheesy topping, this buttery bread is delicious with soups.

Pat dough onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 14-inch pizza pan or 15x10-inch baking pan, forming a crust. Spread with butter. Sprinkle with onion, paprika, oregano and garlic powder. Prick the crust several times with a fork; sprinkle with cheese.

Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Bake at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Contributor: Burning Tree Native Grill

Yield: 8 servings