Make one big batch of a grain salad on Sunday and you’re already off to better eating for the week. They’re a wholesome side dish next to meat or fish and can also hold their own for dinner with the right mix of add-ins. When you’re in search of a light vegetarian main, grain salads are the answer. They’re also one of the smartest, easiest ways to make lunch for the week.
You’ll need a few recipes to put into regular rotation, so we created a list of our favorites. From a meaty chicken and rice combination inspired by Ottolenghi to a mix containing brown rice, nuts, and apples, you can go as fancy or fuss-free as you need.