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Harvest Grains Summer Salad with Trader Joe's Grain Blend

July  6, 2015
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Photo by Johanna's Table
  • Serves 8-10
Author Notes

Perfect summer salad with fresh corn and herbs, inspired by the latest Bon Appetit issue. Lots of flavor and perfect for a gathering! —Johanna's Table

Ingredients
  • 1 packet of Trader Joes harvest grains
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 corn on the cob
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped mint
  • 3-4 tablespoons white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • freshly ground black pepper & salt, to taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Cook 1 packet of Trader Joes harvest grains (makes 3 cups of Israeli couscous, red quinoa, orzo & split garbanzo beans) in 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth, salt & 1 tbsp of butter according to boiling instructions.
  2. Cook 4 corn on the cobs in milk and boiling water that was reduced to simmer for 6 minutes.
  3. Remove and let both the grain and corn cool.
  4. Combine 2 cups of chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup freshly chopped mint, 1/2 cup basil & 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/2 cup of EVOO, 3-4 tbsp white wine vinegar, juice of 1 lime, juice of 1 lemon & freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Slice corn from cob and toss the cooled corn and grains with everything.
  6. Serve or store in fridge for the next day!

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