Grains And Greens Salad A Perfect Combination

Grains And Greens Salad A Perfect Combination

I often add grains to my salad because I like the difference in texture between grains and greens. The grains also add nutrients and most important they make a salad more filling!

This is a pretty general salad with lots of options and while I enjoy vinaigrettes sometimes I really just want a creamy dressing so I wanted to share this dressing with you instead of another vinaigrette.

Added bonus this dressing makes a great, tangy vegetable dip!Click To Tweet

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Grains and Greens Salad

  • 4 cups assorted greens (I usually use kale, spring greens & cabbage)
  • 1-2 cups cooked grains, I used barley this time but I also like to use wheat berries or quinoa
  • 1 – 1.5 cup extra veg, I used carrots, snow peas, radishes & bell peppers this time but avocado, broccoli, beets & roasted sweet potatoes are good too.
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts or seeds: pistachios (my fav), walnuts, pecans, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, chia, etc.


  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (about a 6oz. container I believe)
  • 2 Tbs white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs (cilantro, dill, basil, parsley, etc.)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


In a large bowl combine salad ingredients. In a small bowl stir together dressing ingredients. Drizzle dressing over salad.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!


*Tip – I always use a mandoline on my radishes so they are nice and thin. That way they don’t overpower the salad. This time I also used a mandoline on my carrots, to make ribbons, but I don’t always do that.

If you would like to know more about what kinds of grains are good on a salad or the nutritional impact they have on your meal make sure to read my post on whole grains.



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  • So delicious, attractive & healthy! Can’t wait to try these!

  • This looks so delicious! I like all the options you gave so we can mix, match, and experiment.

  • Sounds wonderful and so attractive!

  • I often add quinoa and love that dressing- going to try that one thanks to expanding my salad recipes

    • admin says:

      😀 Your welcome Suzie. I hope you enjoy the dressing and your new salads.

  • Sounds wonderful (although I may be one of the very few who never developed a taste for kale) and will definitely give this a try. Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Yes, kale can be an acquired taste. I think it tastes better and has a better texture if you massage it a little. So just rub it really well between your fingers, you can add a little olive oil to it to help with the massaging. I know it sounds really silly but it softens the leaves tremendously so they are easier to eat, better flavor and easier to digest.

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