Super Summer Whole Grain Salad Super Summer Whole Grain Salad

Image: Jeff Coulson | Food styling: Claire Stubbs | Prop styling: Catherine Doherty

This salad will become your go-to recipe throughout the summer for backyard barbecues, family gatherings or picnics at the beach. Look for precooked grain and legume blends in the grocery store near the rice.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine


Chive-Citrus Vinaigrette:


In saucepan, bring 4 cups water to boil; stir in grain blend. Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to large bowl; let cool.

Add carrot, yellow pepper, zucchini, radishes, peas and arugula to grains.

Chive-Citrus Vinaigrette: Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together orange juice, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; stir in chives. Toss with salad. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 187 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Calories 324.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Potassium 440 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g


  • Iron 26.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Vitamin A 37.0
  • Vitamin C 122.0
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Super Summer Whole Grain Salad