Patriotic Grain Salad
Time: 20 minutes + grain cooking/cooling time
6 cups cooked whole grains*
3 cups red cabbage, shredded
1 cup radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 package firm silken tofu, drained but not pressed (approx 12-14 oz)
1/2 English cucumber, roughly chopped, unpeeled
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp dried or 2 tsp fresh dill
black pepper to taste
1.) Cook the whole grain following the box instructions. Allow to cook and cool while you prepare the other ingredients and dressing. Make sure to drain any excess liquid from the cooked grains.
2.) Prepare the remaining salad ingredients and mix in a large bowl.
5.) Serve chilled with fresh dill sprinkled on top (optional).
*The grain pictured in this recipe is millet, but quinoa would look very similar. Some other grain options include barley, wheat berries, brown rice, bulgur, farrow, or wild rice.
Ok, so I was originally going for a red, white, and blue theme in this salad for patriotism, but sometimes you just have to use your imagination. The red is the radishes, the white is the dressing and grain, and the blue is the red onion and cabbage... close enough right?
The salad dressing, if you didn't notice, is very much like a Greek tzatziki sauce. If you have any left over (I used all of mine on the salad), serve it as a yummy yogurt-like chip or veggie dip.
|Gah! This one is blurry! Seriously, I need a better camera than my iPad!|