Energizing Protein Power Salad Recipe

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Submitted by bailsj

Makes 6 servings



Endlessly adaptable, this salad could work with many items in your pantry! The original recipe called for quinoa, but I had Buckwheat and spelt berries on hand, so I used those. I also added in red kidney beans for extra protein. You can experiment with this salad, changing in any veggies, nuts, or grains you desire. It makes a great packable lunch.

Recipe Ingredients for Energizing Protein Power Salad

1/2 cup Barley, Pearled, Uncooked
1 cup Buckwheat groats
3/4 cup uncooked Red Kidney beans
2 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 red onion
1 red pepper
3/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin

Recipe Directions for Energizing Protein Power Salad

  1. Cook your desired grains and beans according to package directions. You can cook everything the night before so save time. Place in large bowl while you prepare the rest of the recipe.

  2. In a large skillet, add 2 tsp of EVOO and your 2 cloves of minced garlic. Cook on low for a couple minutes being sure not to burn. Now add in the chopped onion and cook for another 6-8 minutes until translucent.

  3. Add in the chopped pepper, raisins, and almonds and cook for another 5 minutes on low-medium heat. Stir as needed. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing in a small bowl using a whisk to mix. Pour all the dressing into the skillet and stir well.

  4. Pour the veggie and dressing mixture into the bowl with the beans and grains. Stir well and serve. Makes about 6 cups. The flavour will develop nicely after about 1 hour, but it can be enjoyed immediately too. Store leftovers in containers in the fridge for quick lunches.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 149.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.6g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
11mg
0%
Potassium
764mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
59.9g
20%
Dietary Fiber
10.2g
41%
Sugars
14.1g
Protein
11.6g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 63%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin C
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