Sunday, February 28, 2010
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Eating more super-grain salads is a resolution of ours for this year. We got the idea when walking by the salad bar at Whole Foods and realizing that there are a million interesting possibilities with new kinds of whole grains. And by "new," I mean ancient, as many of these grains have been around for a long time and are now making their comeback. A lot is said about their healthiness, but I am more after their different-ness and the culinary possibilities. There is a long list of grains to try: quinoa, amaranth, spelt, farro, wheatberry, all kinds of barley, red, brown, or black rice, the list goes on and on...and they make great salads. We tried this one for quinoa and it's quite good for a one-bowl meal.