An Easy Make-Ahead Salad For When Life Gets Busy

Wholesome ingredients make this colourful side dish one of our go-to recipes for fall.

grain saladPhoto Credit: Taste of Home
Festive Three-Grain Salad
Festive Three-Grain Salad
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8servings 15min. 1hour + cooling
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15min.
Cook Time
1hour + cooling
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine wheat berries and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Stir in barley; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in rice; simmer, covered, 40-45 minutes or until grains are tender. Drain; transfer to a large bowl. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Add apple, pomegranate seeds, green onions, carrot, celery and parsley to wheat berry mixture; toss to combine. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients until blended. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve cold.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts per 3/4 cup: 219 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fibre), 5g protein.