Grains Salad

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

0 minutes

Servings

6

Ingredients

For the dressing

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (plain or a fruit-infused variety)

1 clove garlic, pressed

1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

For the salad

6 cups cooked quinoa or other rice, seed, and grain mix (such as Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend)

1/2 cup diced fresh red and yellow bell peppers

1/2 red onion, finely diced

1 jar PEARLS Specialties Sliced Kalamata Olives, drained

1/4 cup finely minced fresh chives

1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds

Salt and Pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

Assemble all the salad ingredients. Drizzle the dressing and gently stir to combine.

Serve warm or cold.

Can be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated overnight.

Variations

For a touch more sweetness, use dried cherries or cranberries in place of pomegranate seeds. For crunch, add toasted pecans just before serving.