Grain Salad

Barley and Brown rice vegetable salad

Grain salads are a wonderful way to make fast easy dishes, or use up some left-over vegetables.

Great add ons for the Holidays and a great way to feel nourished and satiated.

See my article on MindBodyGreen about the Paleo Diet and why you might want to still have your daily grain.


  • 1 cup of pre-cooked grain or rice. Any mix of grain will do.
  • 1 cup leafy greens, here we used the asian green Mibuna but escarole, kale, or arugula is nice too.
  • 1 or 2 stems of asparagus. Fresh (raw) or slightly steamed
  • 1 pre-cooked beet. It can also be used raw.
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes (soaked to be reconstituted)


My favorite is to mix foods that I have left-over with something fresh from the market or what I might find in my fridge.

Use a bigger bowl and chop everything in. Mix it up. Add some good quality olive or nut oil. Dash of sea-salt and some fresh ground pepper.

Put it in a nice bowl to serve or if are making food for more people, put it in a big salad type bowl and serve it up family style.

Look out for my upcoming book – EAT TO FEEL FULL.

Available now for pre-order – shipping in January 2015

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