italian ancient grain salad

Italian Ancient Grain Salad

Use any one (or a combination) of our 6 recommended ancient grains for this 313 calorie per serving Italian Ancient Grain salad, delizioso!


  • 1 cup cooked of any, or a combination of the following grains: quinoa, farro, spelt, barley, bulgur, amaranth, millet or buckwheat
  • 6 cups of arugula
  • 3 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup of fresh basil, chopped or torn
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of bocconcini, quartered
  • Instead of tomatoes, try cantaloupe using a melon baller and omit balsamic vinegar
  • 3-4 slices of lean prosciutto, sliced


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.


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


(Per Serving)
Calories (kcal) 313 Protein (g) 14.5
Carbohydrates (g) 23.6 Fat (g) 18.1
Fibre (g) 3.1 Sodium (mg) 254