Grain Salad Recipes

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Spicy Forbidden Rice Salad

Rating: 5 stars
A spicy blend of forbidden black rice, bell peppers and cashews. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Amazing Mexican Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.57 stars
Extremely yummy, spicy marinated salad that will keep in the fridge for up to a week! My kids in university love packing this up for their lunch. You have everything you need for a very healthy meal in one dish! Substitute barley for the brown rice if desired. Turtle beans can be substituted for kidney beans.

Greek Rice Salad

Rating: 4.52 stars
Delicious. The avocado makes the dressing a little creamy, though feel free to leave it out if you wish. Best made the same day you are going to serve it.

Barley Lime Fiesta Salad

Rating: 4.44 stars
Got this at ShopRite® and loved it so much I had to make it. This is what I came up with. I had this alongside my smoked chicken and bacon with avocado spread sandwich. Perfect complement! All the ingredients for the vinaigrette are by eye and to taste.

Tabbouleh III

Rating: 4.43 stars
This is a Lebanese salad (my version of tabbouleh) that we like served with everything!

Buddha Bowl

Rating: 4.87 stars
Tasty healthy meal in under 1 hour.

Nutty Brown Rice Salad

Rating: 4.47 stars
This delicious cold rice salad has the great flavors of brown rice, fresh veggies, and chopped raw almonds. This has replaced high fat, low nutrition picnic salads in this household.
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Cherry Farro Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.56 stars
Here's a delicious salad using a whole grain that not only tastes good but is good for you! The flavors are refreshing and sweet while the crunchy nuts and farro give it wonderful texture!

Cold Rice Salad

Rating: 4.58 stars
Either you like it or hate, it but at least try it! Serve with fruit and rolls.

Fig and Gorgonzola Israeli Couscous Salad

Rating: 4 stars
The classic flavor combo of figs and Gorgonzola cheese comes together in a delicious couscous salad. Make sure to use a good quality balsamic vinegar, as it makes all the difference here!

Mediterranean Farro Salad

Rating: 5 stars
Fresh & nice farro salad.

Veggie Bulgur Salad (Kisir)

Rating: 4.4 stars
I got this recipe from a friend, it is a very popular Turkish/Middle Eastern salad.

Inspiration and Ideas

Barley Salad with Almonds and Apricots

Rating: Unrated
"A great healthy, hearty, flavorful salad. I made the barley in my rice cooker (1 cup barley, 2 cups water, normal rice cooker setting). Definitely a keeper recipe!" – Beth

Green Quinoa Tabbouleh

Rating: Unrated
"My husband LOVED this salad. It was easy and quite good." -- curvy chef 2015

Lemon-Basil Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.49 stars

Found this and thought I would share since quinoa seems to be becoming so popular. This make-ahead salad (served warm or room temperature) is great for outdoor parties since it won't spoil in the sun.