Our best healthy grain salad recipes

High in fibre and rich in essential vitamins and minerals, substitute these healthy grains into your next salad, entrée or side-dish

Our best healthy grain salad recipes

Wheat Berry Salad with Coronation Grapes

This salad is full of savoury Mediterranean-inspired flavours, which are perfectly complemented by sweet Niagara Coronation grapes. This hearty and healthy salad can be prepared in less than 45 minutes

Warm Shittake Walnut Salad with Quinoa

Garlic, olive oil, shiitake mushrooms and walnuts’what could be a more perfect blend for a side dish? Add to that the combination of two superfoods in one salad ‘ quinoa and walnuts ‘ and the side dish becomes a star on its own.

Bulgur Wheat and Shrimp Salad

A coarsely ground wheat grain, bulgur has already been parboiled, so it’s quick to prepare and makes an ideal pantry standby to use in salads, as well as in hot dishes. This nutty-textured, colorful bulgur wheat and shrimp salad is full of goodness, and is very attractive to the eye.

Quinoa with Grilled Eggplant

Quinoa, a nutritious grain from South America, has a texture similar to split lentils when cooked. It contains more protein than any other grain and is also lower in carbohydrate content. Here it is combined with grilled zucchini, peppers, cherry tomatoes and onions, then baked with tangy goat cheese on top. Serve with a mixed leaf salad.

Vegetable Couscous

This low-cal, high-protein, quick-fix vegetable couscous is guaranteed to impress.

Wild Rice Salad

Nutty, fruity and packed with flavour, this make-ahead dish is a wholesome side for all kinds of entrees.

Quinoa Salad with Mango and Walnuts

Quick-cooking quinoa is combined with mango, red pepper and walnuts for a tasty, healthful salad.

Cajun-Spiced Barley

Barley is one of the crops that farmers love, due to its short growing season and hardy nature. We should love this nutty, wholesome grain too, since it is so good for us. Serve cajun-spiced barley with extra-lean beef sausages or lamb kebabs.

Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad

A great salad to tote to a potluck or dish up at a summer barbecue.

Couscous and Squash Salad

This quick-to-make salad matches chewy Israeli couscous with super-nutritious squash and walnuts. Try pairing it with a crisp Chardonnay.

Nutty and Fruity Quinoa Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

This quinoa salad is very high in magnesium and makes a tasty side to a weeknight meal

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