greek ancient grain salad

Greek Ancient Grain Salad

Use any one of the 6 recommended ancient grains to make this easy Greek salad. Only about 216 calories per serving!


  • 1 cup cooked of any, or a combination of the following grains: quinoa, farro, spelt, barley, bulgur, amaranth, millet or buckwheat
  • Juice of 1 lemon, 3 Tbsp olive oil and 2 tsp of dried oregano
  • ½ cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup chopped black olives
  • ½ cup of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup peeled and chopped cucumber (optional)


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 some more. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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


(Per Serving)

Greek Ancient Grain Salad Nutritional Information

Calories (kcal) 216 Protein (g) 6.6
Carbohydrates (g) 23.5 Fat (g) 11.3
Sodium (mg) 146 Fibre (g) 3.5