Ancient Grain Mediterranean Salad


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Dietary: Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Whole Grain

By adding a few great tasting ingredients the ancient grain medley's transform into great, easy to make meals. Try this one on for size! We think you will like it!

Prep: 10 min
Total Time: 25 min
Yield: 4-5 servings



Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (5 oz) Hodgson Mill Ancient Grain Medley - Roasted Garlic Peppercorn
  • 1-1/2 cups water, or chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic cloves, smashed but left whole
  • 1 cup chicken breast, bite size pieces, cooked can substitute chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata or black olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions

  • Combine the Grain medley, chicken broth and garlic and bring to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the grain is tender and the water has been absorbed, approximately 15 minutes. Discard the garlic clove and put the grain blend into a large bowl. Gently stir the chicken or chickpeas, onion, bell pepper, olives, feta cheese*, parsley, chives,and salt into the grain blend. Drizzle with the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Stir until evenly mixed. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold.
     
  • Salad may also be served on a bed of lettuce.
     
  • Notes: *Feta cheese can be reserved as a topping for the completed salad.