asian ancient grain salad

Asian Ancient Grain Salad

If you love Asian food, you should try this nutritious (and calorie – conscious) salad. Use any one (or a combination) of the 6 recommended ancient grains.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cooked of any, or a combination of the following grains: quinoa, farro, spelt, barley, bulgur, amaranth, millet or buckwheat
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup snap peas, chopped
  • ½ cup of peas
  • ½ cup of bok choy, chopped
  • 2 sprigs green onions, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup of shelled edamame
  • 1 block of firm tofu, cubed
  • ½ cup of pineapple chunks or 1/3 cup of craisins
  • Sriracha hot sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

1. To cook grains, use 2:1 ratio of water to grain. Once boiling, reduce to simmer until all liquids are absorbed (15-20 minutes).
2. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a bowl.
3. Toss vegetables, grains, and optional ingredients as desired, in a large bowl.
4. Drizzle with dressing and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste.

OTHER TIPS

  • Adding the protein option makes the dish a complete meal!
  • For even more veggies, serve on top of mixed greens.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

(Per Serving)

Calories (kcal) 246 Protein (g) 11.8
Carbohydrates (g) 30 Fat (g) 11.5
Fibre (g) 6.2 Sodium (mg) 147