Grain Salads

Spring Barley or Farro Salad with Asparagus

Barley or Farro and Asparagus salad

This delectable grain salad is a great way to showcase asparagus in the spring, its true season. Peas or edamame and fresh dill add flavor and texture. This teams nicely with Crustless Tofu Quiche with Mushrooms and HerbsAdd a platter of cherry tomatoes and baby carrots for a nice meal. more→

Dilled Millet and Vegetable Salad

raw millet in a bowl

I first had this unusual salad at an outdoor summer party at the home of a friend; not only did I love it, but I was impressed with the enthusiasm with which other guests ate it. Bland but nutritious millet, after all, is not a grain that normally causes excitement. Other vegetables can be substituted for the ones given here, but fresh dill and a strong dressing are musts. more→

Southwestern-Flavored Rice and Bean Salad

Southwestern-flavored rice and bean salad

When you have some leftover brown rice, this main-dish rice and bean salad, filled with great southwestern flavors, is a super way to make use of it. Plus, it’s a snap to make. With some vegan quesadillas or nachos, and a green vegetable, this becomes the centerpiece of an enjoyable everyday meal. more→

Marinated Whole Grain Berries with Wild Rice and Black-Eyed Peas

Whole Wheat berries

Whole grain berries are simply the intact kernel of the grain. Combining their distinct flavor and texture with those of wild rice and black eyed peas makes for a hearty salad. more→

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