Food

Hearty Grain Salads

Look to these 15 grain salads for a filling lunch or dinner option.

When you pair grains and leafy greens into a salad, you get a meal that is filling and nutritious. Use the ideas for an easy dinner or take-to-work lunch. To help you decide which recipe to try, consider the grain:

  • Barley is a grass plant that is high in protein and chewy in texture.
  • Bulgar is a partially cooked whole wheat grain that is then dried.
  • Farotto is when grain is cooked like risotto.
  • Farro is a hulled grain that is made of different species of wheat.
  • Freekah is a roasted unripened wheat that is crushed into small pieces.
  • Quinoa is a seed that acts like a grain.
  • Wheat berry is whole wheat kernel made of bran, germ, and endosperm. It is actually a fruit.