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Description:

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.

Ingredients:

5 cups cooked Ancient Grain Medley – (or grains of your choice, such as barley, quinoa, brown rice, lentils, 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 15 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

Directions:

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.