Sunday, July 8, 2012

The challenge...

The challenge was to make a tasty salad out of this grain mix I picked up at the grocery store last week.  This mix has 5 grains - spelt, barley, rice, kamut wheat and whole oats.  I just cooked it according to the package instructions.  Approximately 5 cups cooked.

The add-ins:  grated carrot(1), finely chopped green onions(4), red peppers(1), celery(1 stalk), parsley(small hand full), dried cranberries(1/2 cup), toasted chopped walnuts(1/2 cup). 

Toss well with maple balsamic dressing, recipe below.  I think this salad rose to the challenge, but I would be interested to hear other opinions should any be brave enough to try making it or altering it to their taste!  I think it would be great served on a few baby spinach leaves.

*Maple Balsamic Dressing*

3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons lemon juice (1 lemon, juiced)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Whisk vigorously in a large measuring cup and mix well with salad ingredients.        



  1. That looks yummy! If I can find that grain mix, I'll make this.

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  3. Looks good enough to eat !! don;t think I have ever seen that type of mix over here...but would sure try it if there was..
    Sybil x

  4. Looks like a winner to me - I LOVE this type of food!
    Mary x

  5. Wow wow!! Looks good. One to try when I get home!!xxoo