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Recipe: Wild West Grain Salad

Our Wild West Grain Salad is not only easy to make, but it’s very tasty! Two types of grains create the base of this salad: wild rice and quinoa. Both are rich in protein and fiber, making this dish very satisfying. In addition to whole grains, the salad contains tons of other ingredients to boost the flavor up a notch, without even adding salt! Fresh herbs, spices, fruits, and veggies like mint, garlic, limes, and scallions are great ways to make a meal taste great, without using the salt shaker. This well-rounded grain salad makes for a great side dish, meal, or snack! Try it out in our cafes this month or at home …we’d love to know what you think!

Wild West Grain Salad

Yields: 6 servings


1/2 cup wild rice

1/2 cup quinoa

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup mint, chopped

1/2 cup scallions, chopped

1/2 cup radishes, sliced

2 TBSP lime juice

1/2 jalapeno pepper

1/4 teaspoon maple syrup

1 clove garlic, minced

4 TBSP olive oil

1 teaspoon black pepper

In a pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add rice, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 45 minutes or until water is absorbed. In a second pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add quinoa. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.  Combine both cooked grains in a bowl and allow to cool.

Add cranberries, mint, scallion, radish and jalapeno to the grains and toss together. In a separate bowl, mix together the lime juice, maple syrup, garlic, olive oil and pepper. Pour over the grain salad and stir to combine. Enjoy!


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  • March 19, 2018



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