Whole grains are a fitting canvas for salads with their nutty taste, mild flavour, and irresistible chewy texture because they harmonize with the bright, fresh flavours we enjoy most.
5 Greatest Grain Salads
5. Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad
I love the colours of various grains and want to try out wheat berries. My family goes nuts for this salad, and it’s because my mom loves her wheatberries. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York Get Recipe
4. Great Grain Salad
I can’t think of a better side dish with the main entree. My grain salad contains my favourite nuts, seeds, and fruits. However, if you want to serve it as a meal all by itself, consider including grilled chicken, Rachel Dueker, Gervais, and Oregon Get Recipe.
3. Jambalaya Rice Salad
My cold rice salad contains a slight hint of spice that complements a classic jambalaya-style kick. Shrimp, tomatoes, ham, and peppers add vibrant colours and a smooth texture.. —Karen Rahn, Hixon, Tennessee Get Recipe.
2. Mediterranean Bulgur Salad
Whether you’re after health or flavour, this meal beats the rest –lentils, beans, tomatoes, pine nuts, and olive oil join forces in a vegetarian entree salad. CW’s food editor, Wendy Stenman, devised this recipe., created this just for The Healthy Kitchen. Get Recipe
1. Barley Corn Salad
A great alternative to pasta salads, this colourful side dish adds refreshing herb flavour to corn, barley, and red and green peppers. Please bring it to your next get-together and see how quickly it goes away.! —Mary Ann Kieffer of Lawrence, Kansas Get Recipe