This salad is more of a guideline or starting point for your own creation! Whenever possible, use what's fresh in season or see what's in your fridge that would be a tasty addition or substitute. There's no right or wrong with this versatile recipe! Try chopped cabbage, brussels sprouts, jicama, and so on!
Many combinations work well for creating & dressing this delicious hearty salad.
5 cups cooked Ancient Grain Medley - (or grains of your choice, such as barley, quinoa, brown rice, lentils, chick peas, etc.)
1 cup shredded kale
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (lightly toast in pan if desired then cool)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (lightly toast in pan if desired then cool)
1/4 cup slivered almonds (lightly toast in pan if desired then cool)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup Smoked Artichoke Tapenade (optional) - available at Olive Us
1 14 oz can mixed beans
For the dressing:
1/4 cup Olive Us Lemon Fused Olive Oil
1/4 cup Olive Us Grapefruit White Balsamic vinegar
Gently combine all salad ingredients together in bowl and then add the dressing. Add sea salt (use the Olive Us Lemon Twist Sea Salt for a pop of flavour!) and pepper to taste if desired.
To make the dressing shake olive oil and balsamic together in a jar or whisk together in a bowl.
Olive Us Oils
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