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By J9Rose

Rate this recipe 5/5 (1 Votes)
Multi-Grain Salad with Shrimp 1 Picture
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Servings 6
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 60

  • 2 dozen shrimp
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 6 cups assorted cooked grains such as wheat berries, barley, kamut or wild rice
  • 1 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup yellow pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons scallion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped

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  • 1 1/2 cups UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain Brown Rice (uncooked)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, cut into strips
4.4/5 (7 Votes)

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This delicious southwestern quinoa salad is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and oil-free! Wow every one of your gues

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14-ounce) can no-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1 sweet pointed red pepper, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Chipotle Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • Fresh black pepper, to taste
4.6/5 (22 Votes)

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Filled with healthy nutrients, this refreshing summer salad has a generous bounty of fruits and vegetables

  • 1 cup fresh basil, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked grain (quinoa*, wild rice and/or brown rice)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 4 cups mixed spring greens (torn Bibb lettuce and/or spring mix)
  • 2 cups blueberries (9 to 10-ounces)
  • 1 cup cantaloupe cubes
  • 1 cup yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small zucchini, cut lengthwise in narrow ribbons
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted
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4.2/5 (5 Votes)

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  • 1 3/4 pounds fresh beets with stems and leaves (about 1-bunch)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped, plus 1 sprig
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped, plus 1 sprig
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup pearled farro (such as Natures Earthly Choice)
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking bulgur wheat (such as Bobs Red Mill)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
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  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese
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All your favorite vegetables combined for a deliciously flavored Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can gluten-free garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can gluten-free whole kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounces) can gluten-free diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup quartered pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free feta cheese, crumbled
4.6/5 (49 Votes)

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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste
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  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
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  • 2 cups cooked turkey breast, cubed
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sweet red peppers, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
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  • 4 green onions, sliced
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This colorful quinoa salad is packed full of nutrients from the fresh vegetables and the quinoa

  • DRESSING:
  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed (makes 4 cups once cooked)
  • 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen works. If frozen, run under warm water & let drain.)
  • 2 medium/large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced with peel left on
  • 1 cucumber, diced with peel left on
  • 2 - 3 bunches green onion, chopped
  • Couple good sprigs of mint, chopped
  • Large handful of basil leaves, chopped
  • Handful of cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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While quinoa is usually considered to be a whole grain, it is actually a seed, but can be prepared like whole grain...

  • 1 cup quinoa, beige, red or black
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1 1/2 cucumbers, chopped, unpeeled
  • 1 pint cherry or baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.3/5 (40 Votes)

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Bittman: For a range of colors, flavors, and textures, this pretty little salad is a tough one to beat

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa or other small-kernel grain or 1 cup raw
  • 1 large or 2 medium (about 1 pound) sweet potatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion or shallot
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic, sherry, or red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives or parsley leaves, minced
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Barley is a great source of B-complex vitamins and a good source of soluble fibre, this recipe is definitely gout f...

  • 1 cup (250-mL) pearl barley
  • 1 cup (250-mL) tightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup (75-mL) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup (60-mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2-mL) sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2-mL) pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups (1-L) cherry tomatoes, halved or about 5 medium-size tomatoes.
  • 2 cups (500-mL) corn kernels, cooked (about 3 cobs)
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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An exotic Moroccan couscous salad with chickpeas, raisins and colorful vegetables coated in a delicately spiced oli...

  • 1 cup quick-cooking couscous
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
4.4/5 (15 Votes)

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Awesome recipe! Brought this to a gathering recently and everyone loved it

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed and well drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
4.6/5 (14 Votes)

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This is my variation of a Campbell's recipe that was in our local Sobeys grocery store flyer

  • SALAD:
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups Campbell's® Ready to Use Vegetable Broth
  • 2 1/2 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups carrots, julienned (matchsticks)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 to 5 leaves Thai basil, minced
  • 1/2 cup green onion, cut at a bias
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, roasted and chopped
  • 4 to 6 lime wedges for garnish
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Water to thin
4.3/5 (29 Votes)

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