During the hot days of summer, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. Salads are great, but some aren’t very filling. These recipes all feature healthy grains and are all vegetarian (most are vegan too!). Great for at home or on the go, keep cool this summer and enjoy these delicious salads.
This salad is delicious and incredibly refreshing. It is a little labor-intensive to crack the pistachios and prepare the pomegranate but so worth the effort. The chewiness of the barley goes great with the crunchiness of the pistachio and pomegranate. This salad has a complex flavor and is perfect for a summer afternoon.
This tabouli salad is easy and tasty. It doesn’t require much preparation, except for pre-soaking the bulgur wheat. You can easily add different vegetables if you don’t have the ones listed in the recipe.
This salad is a little heartier than the previous two. It is super healthy and easy to make. Farro is a wonderful grain.
This salad is just beautiful. It is delicious and vibrant, and I can’t get enough. Just be careful about eating too many beets.
This salad features a variety of different textures between the quinoa, chickpeas, and avocado. The majority of the preparation is cooking the quinoa, but that can be done in advance.
I love Israeli couscous – it has such a fun consistency. Chef Claire Couron recommends this salad on its own, as a filling for wraps and burritos, or a fun chip dip.
This salad is so complex and delicious, with really vibrant flavors. Ellen Gibbs, the chef of this wonderful recipe, describes adwiya as a “combination of spices and rose petals commonly used in Persian cuisine.” This recipe is a must-try for spice lovers.
While this recipe requires a longer time commitment than the others, it is worth it. Wild rice has a totally different flavor and texture than your classic white and brown rice. This salad has a nutty flavor and a great crunch.