Great Grain Salad

Main Dishes | Quick & Easy | Salads | Side Dishes | High in Fiber | Vegetarian

Full of texture and flavor, this salad makes a great main dish.

Great Grain Salad
4
Servings
20 minutes
Total Time
$1.67
Cost per serving
Serving size:2 cups
Prep time:20 minutes
Total time:20 minutes
Equipment:

Cutting board

Colander

Large bowl

Small bowl

Measuring spoons

Measuring cups

Utensils:

Knife

Whisk or fork

Tongs or spoon and fork to toss salad

Serving Suggestion:

Add baked or grilled chicken breast, beans, or tofu and parmesan cheese to complete this meal.

 

Recipe adapted from Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters

Ingredients

For the dressing

1 medium lemon

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 ounces of cheese, shredded Parmesan or crumbled feta (optional)

 

For the salad

1 cup whole grain pasta, couscous, or barley cooked according the package directions and cooled

1 bunch greens: kale, chard, spinach, etc.

1 can pickled beets

1 medium apple

1/2 cup nuts: pecans, almonds, walnuts

Instructions

For the dressing

  1. Before you begin wash your hands, surfaces, utensils and vegetables.
  2. Cut lemon in half. Squeeze both halves into small bowl. Remove and discard seeds.
  3. Peel and mince garlic.
  4. Add apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and garlic to lemon juice. Use a fork or whisk to whisk ingredients together.
  5. While whisking, drizzle in oil.
  6. Add salt and pepper.


For the salad

  1. If using kale or other hearty greens with a large center rib, remove leaves from rib, tear into bite-size pieces, and add to large bowl.
  2. Cut apple into 1/2 inch chunks and add to bowl.
  3. Drain beets in colander. Cut into 1/2 inch chunks and add to bowl with greens.
  4. Add cooked whole grain pasta, couscous, or barley to bowl.
  5. Add nuts to the bowl.
  6. Toss dressing with salad ingredients in the large bowl.
  7. Sprinkle cheese on top, if using.


Tips

  • Combine greens with a whole grain pasta or brown rice for a side or meal.


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Ingredients

What goes in Great Grain Salad?

Spinach
Spinach
Apples
Apples
Garlic Cloves
Garlic Cloves
Barley
Barley
Pickled Beets
Pickled Beets

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

CALORIES
380
TOTAL FAT
24g
SODIUM
280mg
TOTAL CARBS
38g
PROTEIN
6g
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