Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Feel Good Whole Grain Salad

I tried a yummy looking salad at Whole Foods the other day called "5 Grains, 5 Greens".  It was absolutely addictive to me.  I made my own version at home and this is what I came up with.  Equally good, and you can mix and match grains/greens!  Here is a list of some grains and greens along with the associated benefits.

Feel Good Whole Grain Salad

1 bag cooked  Riz Rouge Camargue Red Rice Blend  (of course you can use any mix of rice or grains, I used a pre-mix for convenience)  *I cooked mine in vegetable stock.
2 cups cooked Pearled Barley
3 TB balsamic vinegar
2 TB of goji berry juice (or something similar to add a mild sweetness)
1 cup cashews
1 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
6 cups of mixed mustard greens, young kale, spinach, and red swiss chard washed well and chopped

Let grains cool and add the juice, vinegar, cashews, and cranberries.  Mix well.  Add some chopped greens to the grain mixture and enjoy.

I keep a container of both the grains and the greens in the fridge and mix individual portions together right before I eat.  I have enjoyed this for breakfast as well as lunch.  It is a very filling and satisfying dish.


Jeff and Genevieve said...

"Feel good" is a great name for this dish. It is truly wonderful. All of the flavors are perfectly balanced so I would follow the recipe according to how it is written. It was not only tasty but was a good looking dish. Pam outdid herself on this one. As with all of her dishes, it's something I would never think to put together.

Unknown said...

Ok, this takes me back to living in San Francisco eating at one of my favorite tea houses. This is so clean and tasty. Tomorrow morning, in honor of my SF days, I will poach a wonderful organic egg and serve it proudly on this amazing whole grain dish and FEEL GOOD!! Thank you Pam for sharing the love.

Pam said...

Colleen, I LOVE the egg idea! And I will try the dish with a bit of olive oil on top as you suggested next time.

D Naugle said...

This looks amazing.