Grain Salads

Farro, buckwheat and quinoa are just a handful of the grains we like to add to savory salads. Whole grains are a great way to bulk up a simple green salad, and can even add protein and fiber. This eggplant and lentil salad gets tossed with bulgur, cucumber and tomato to become a very satisfying meal—if you're not a vegetarian, you could add grilled chicken or shrimp to bulk it up even more, or serve the salad as a healthy side dish. If you're less adventurous, try this superfood-packed version of a basic Caesar salad. With kale, farro, rye bread croutons and a tofu-based dressing, we don't think this salad could get any healthier. Find these recipes and more in F&W's guide to grain salads.

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Wild Rice Salad with Ciabatta Croutons
Rating: Unrated 2
Starring hearty wild rice and toasty ciabatta croutons, this satisfying side dish comes together entirely on the stovetop, freeing up oven space. Bread and wild rice carry this dressing-meets-salad mash-up, but it's the flavorful additions that steal the show, namely salty pancetta, crunchy pine nuts, buttery olives, and plenty of fresh parsley.
Greek Salad with Shrimp and Kamut
Rating: Unrated 1
Kamut, an ancient variety of wheat, adds hearty chew to this entree inspired by a classic Greek salad. Soak kamut overnight to help it cook faster or, for an even easier dish, cook the kamut in advance to trim day-of prep to 30 minutes.
Salads with Grains
These hearty salad recipes include bulgur salad with lightly roasted vegetables and quinoa salad with pickled radishes and feta.
Quinoa, Corn and Black Bean Salad
Rating: Unrated 4886
In summer, make this with fresh, sweet corn; frozen corn works fine in the winter. Slideshow:  Salads with Grains 
Paprika Chicken and Bulgur Salad
Perfectly spiced chicken and bulgur salad for lunch or dinner. Make it one day ahead for more flavor. Slideshow:  Bulgur Recipes 

More Grain Salads

Tunisian Couscous Salad with Grilled Sausages
Rating: Unrated 3612
We like to use a combination of sweet and hot Italian sausages here for alternating bites of mild and spicy, but don't feel limited by our preferences. Use your own favorite, and grill, broil, or even sauté it—whatever seems easiest to you. Slideshow:  More Terrific Salads 
Rice Salad with Paprika Shrimp
Rating: Unrated 6105
Cold grain salads are an ideal backdrop for all kinds of seafood, which Joyce Goldsten likes to serve hot for contrast. She prefers to use basmati rice, as it holds it shape for a long time. Cooked mussels and squid work well as alternatives to shrimp, or serve all three together. Amazing Seafood Recipes