October 24, 2012

Mediterranean Inspired Whole Grain Salad

Whole Grains - 1/2 cup (see notes)
Baby Spinach - 2 cups
Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Raisin - 1/4 cup
Apple - 1

Dressing :
Olive oil - 1 Tbsn
Lemon juice - 2 Tbsn
salt'n'pepper - to taste

Cook whole grains and let it cool down. (I used about a 1 cup of water and pressure cooked the whole grains)
Meanwhile, mix chopped onion with lemon juice and salt and let it sit for 5- 10 minutes so that the raw taste goes off. If you think you still cannot handle raw onion, you might want to give it a quick saute in olive oil.
Wash and chop baby spinach.
Roughly chop apples.
Make the dressing.
Once grains are cold enough, mix in the spinach, apple, raisin and onion. Add the dressing and serve immediately.

I use a mix of whole grains (Rice, wheat, whole oats, Faro and Barley)
Can be substituted with any combination of whole grains.

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