Rating: 4.31 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 16 Ratings

Rich in vitamins and minerals, this brilliant summer salad is a wholly satisfying low-calorie stunner. Serve alongside juicy chicken or a succulent steak, or top with grilled shrimp for a healthy complete meal in only half an hour!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
8 side-dish or 4 main-dish
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Grains & Fruit Summer Salad

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For basil dressing, in a blender or small food processor combine the 1 cup basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl stir together cooked grains and green onions. Stir in about 2 tablespoons of the basil dressing to coat.

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  • For the salad, line a large bowl with greens. Top greens with grains mixture, blueberries, cantaloupe, tomatoes, zucchini, walnuts, and (if desired) salmon. Drizzle with half the remaining basil dressing; toss gently. Sprinkle with fresh herbs. Pass remaining dressing. Makes 8 side-dish or 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (Grains & Fruit Summer Salad)

207 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 4g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 91mg; potassium 394mg; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 4g; sugar 6g; protein 5g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 1312IU; vitamin c 23mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 73mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 50mg; iron 2mg.

Cooked quinoa

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  • *For 2 cups cooked quinoa, in a fine strainer rinse quinoa under cold running water; drain. In a small saucepan combine water, the quinoa, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Let stand to cool slightly. Drain off remaining liquid. Fluff with a fork.

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Reviews

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0