Golden Grains Salad

Golden Grains Salad
  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Servings: 6

This sweet and savoury salad with just a hint of curry can be served alongside a variety of dishes or as a lunchtime entrée. Bring it to your next potluck and wait for the recipe requests to come in.

Golden Grains Salad

Golden Grains Salad
  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Servings: 6

This sweet and savoury salad with just a hint of curry can be served alongside a variety of dishes or as a lunchtime entrée. Bring it to your next potluck and wait for the recipe requests to come in.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pkg (250 g) GEOVITA Rice, Buckwheat & Split Pea Blend
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) sodium-reduced chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh mint or parsley
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each curry powder and honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan set over high heat. Add Geovita blend, reduce heat to low and stir. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Spread grains out in a large shallow bowl to cool slightly.
  2. Add carrot, red pepper, mint and raisins to bowl. Whisk oil with vinegar, curry powder, honey, salt and pepper; add to grain mixture and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or reserve in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Tip: Toss in canned chickpeas for added protein and fibre.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pkg (250 g) GEOVITA Rice, Buckwheat & Split Pea Blend
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) sodium-reduced chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh mint or parsley
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each curry powder and honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan set over high heat. Add Geovita blend, reduce heat to low and stir. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Spread grains out in a large shallow bowl to cool slightly.
  2. Add carrot, red pepper, mint and raisins to bowl. Whisk oil with vinegar, curry powder, honey, salt and pepper; add to grain mixture and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or reserve in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Tip: Toss in canned chickpeas for added protein and fibre.

Per serving (1/6 recipe): 290 calories, 10 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 45 g carbohydrates, 5 g fibre, 12 g sugars, 6 g protein, 270 mg sodium.

Per serving (1/6 recipe): 290 calories, 10 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 45 g carbohydrates, 5 g fibre, 12 g sugars, 6 g protein, 270 mg sodium.