May I just say that I love summer? Put this salad on my list of reasons why.
Not only is it delicious, but it’s also full of good-for-you foods, such as barley (which helps to regulate your blood sugar), blueberries and straweberries (hey there, antioxidants), and spinach (love that iron and calcium). This might be a new summer staple for me, and I highly recommend it.
Triple Berry Grain Salad
2/3 (when dry) cup barley
1/2 cup (when dry) wheatberries
1 1/2 cups blueberries
2 cups strawberries, diced
3 cups spinach
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup parsley, minced
2 spring onions, finely chopped
juice of 3 limes
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (I used blueberry and pomegranate infused)
1/4 cup canola oil (or other mildly flavored oil)
pinch of salt
Cook the grains separately on the stovetop; shock with cold water when done cooking. Combine last four ingredients to make the vinaigrette, and then combine everything in a large salad bowl.
That’s it! It’s really that simple! This salad delivers big returns for a minimal investment of your time, and I promise that it’s a crowd pleaser. Make it for your next potluck picnic, and let me know how it goes over!