Thursday, August 2, 2012

Harvest Grains Salad

Harvest Grains Salad
(6-8 servings)


Ingredients:

8 oz. (1/2 package) Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains Blend, cooked
1 cup Cucumber, peeled, seeded if large and ½ inch dice
1 cup Fresh Tomatoes, seeded and ½ inch dice
1 cup Red Onion, diced
1 cup Green Pepper, ½ inch dice
1 ear Fresh Corn, cooked and cut off cob
½ package (5 oz. size) Feta Cheese
½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Fresh Lime, zested and juiced
2 cloves Fresh Garlic, minced or pressed
1 tbsp. Dry Italian Seasoning
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Black Pepper

Directions:

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.  In a medium bowl whisk together the oil, lime zest and juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  When well combined add the dressing to the grain mixture, incorporate, taste and adjust seasoning if needed and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before servings.  Toss again just before service.

Note:               I picked these fresh ingredients because they were in season coming out of the garden.  You can switch them around based on what is available in and out of season.

Note:               I used lime because I like them and it gives you a nice change from a lemon.  You can use a lemon if it suits you better.

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