Super Summer Whole Grain Salad

This super-delicious, super-nutritious salad will be your go-to recipe this summer

Canadian Living: 150 Essential Salads has you covered for any and every salad you have ever thought of (and a few that probably haven’t even crossed your mind). The Super Summer Whole Grain Salad is so delicious and perfect for summer backyard barbecues, family gatherings and picnics! Look for precooked grain and legume blends in the grocery store! 

Ingredients- Makes 4 Servings

1 cup precooked five-grain blend

1 carrot, diced

1 sweet yellow pepper, diced

1 small zucchini, diced

3 radishes, halved and thinly sliced

4 cups lightly packed baby arugula

¾ cup cooled cooked peas

1/3 cup pepitas, toasted

Chive Citrus Vinaigrette:

3 tbsp orange juice

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

¼ tsp each salt and pepper

¼ cup chopped fresh chives

Directions

In saucepan, bring 4 cups water to boil; stir in grain blend. Cook over medium-high heat until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to large bowl; let cool.

Add carrot, yellow pepper, zucchini, radishes, arugula and peas to grain blend.

To make the Chive Citrus Vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; stir in chives. Toss with salad; sprinkle with pepitas.

Want to make it gluten-free?

Replace the five-grain blend with ¾ cup quinoa or brown rice, cooking according to package directions.

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