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 salad, delizioso!

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

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) 313 Protein (g) 14.5
Carbohydrates (g) 23.6 Fat (g) 18.1
Fibre (g) 3.1 Sodium (mg) 254