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Ancient Grain Salad w/Blueberries
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Ancient Grain Salad w/Blueberries


This sweet and savory salad will feed your entire family! Our Ancient Grain Salad with Blueberries is loaded with protein, and promises to keep your appetite at bay.
Prep Time40 min Cook Time20 min Total Time60 min Servings8

Ingredients

Salad:
  • 2 cup cooked hard wheatberries, farro and/ or quinoa.(cook grain per pkg directions)
  • 2 TBLS green onion (chopped white & green)
  • 1 cup red grapes (halved)
  • 1/4 cup celery (diced)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup green apple (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup bacon (crisply cooked & crumbled)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (toasted & coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese (crumbled)
  • 8 oz. baby spinach
Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 TBLS apple cider vinegar 2 TBLS honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp honey mustard
  • 1/4 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp fresh mint (chopped)

Sharon's Hint

To save time, make the grains a day ahead and store in the fridge until assembly.


Directions

Step 1. 

Add salad ingredients into a large bowl except for walnuts, cheese, and spinach. 


Step 2. 

Toss to combine. 


Step 3. 

For the dressing, combine ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well to combine.


Step 4. 

Pour dressing over salad and mix well.


Step 5. 

Top with walnuts and cheese.


Step 6. 

Serve over spinach.




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