Make-Ahead Lunches! 9 Fresh and Satisfying Grain Salads

Make-Ahead Lunches! 9 Fresh and Satisfying Grain Salads

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Emma Christensen
Apr 12, 2010
We very often make a big salad over the weekend, leaving out the greens and using grains like barley, farro, or brown rice as the base. This becomes our lunch all week long, something we look forward to eating and that keeps us away from the leftover pizza in the office fridge! Here are our favorites - what are yours? Almost any of these salads can be eaten as they are or warmed for a minute in the microwave. We sometimes mix them with salad greens for some fresh flavor and extra crunch. Some leftover shredded chicken or fish can round out the proteins. TOP ROWMeyer Lemon Grain Salad with Asparagus, Almonds, and Goat CheeseQuinoa Tabbouleh - Also try reverse tabbouleh in a Warm Wheat Salad! • Wheat Berry Salad with Blood Oranges, Feta, and Red Onion VinaigretteRice and Mixed Green Salad with Dates, Cashews, and ChickpeasWild Rice Salad with Roasted Green Beans and Dried Cranberries BOTTOM ROWWarm Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables and FontinaCous Cous with Raisins, Pine Nuts, and CapersRoasted Beet Salad with Barley, Feta, and Red Onion - This version with swiss chard is also delicious! • Quinoa (or Farro!) and Avocado Salad Do you have a favorite grain salad? Related: Quick Meal Template: Grain + Green + Egg
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