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Ancient Grain Salad

Serves12
IngredientsGrains
Menu PartSalad
Cuisine TypeLatin

Chicago

This item is one of the newer additions to the extensive salad bar at Fogo de Chao, the Brazilian steakhouse chain. It’s a combo of three grains, including quinoa, kasha and wild rice, with chia and pomegranate seeds added for crunch and color. The ingredients are tossed with a honey-lime dressing before serving.
 

Ingredients

2 cups quinoa, cooked and cooled
2 cups kasha, cooked and cooled
2 cups wild rice, cooked and cooled
¼ cup chia seeds
½ cup finely diced red onion
2 Granny Smith apples, diced
¼ cup celery leaves
1 cup pomegranate seeds
½ cup white wine vinegar
¼ cup honey
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 orange, cut into segments
Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps

1. Cool cooked grains in the refrigerator. Once cold, combine all the grains in a large bowl; add chic seeds and toss to mix.
2. Add onion, apples, celery leave and half the pomegranate seeds to grain mixture; set aside.
3. In small bowl or shaker bottle, combine vinegar, honey and lime juice. Slowly mix in olive oil until blended; season with salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
4. Pour honey-lime dressing over grain mixture; toss gently. Sprinkle remaining pomegranate seeds on top and garnish with orange segments. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Photo courtesy of Fogo de Chao

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