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Mediterranean Grain Salad

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Mediterranean Grain Salad
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6
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Serve this salad with grilled chicken for dinner tonight, pack it for lunch tomorrow or double it for a crowd.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Grain Salad™ Tuscan grains
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons cold water
1 1/2
cups cucumber slices, quartered
1
cup grape tomatoes, halved
1
cup pitted kalamata or black olives
3
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
4
oz chunk feta cheese, cut into small cubes

Directions

  • 1 Fill 3-quart saucepan half full with water; heat to boiling. Carefully place unopened bag of grains (from salad box) in water. Gently boil uncovered 17 minutes, turning bag once halfway through cooking.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix dressing mix (from salad box), oil and cold water. Set aside.
  • 3 Place unopened bag of cooked grains into colander. Rinse bag with cold water; drain.
  • 4 Open bag of grains. Add grains, packet of almonds (from salad box), cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, parsley and cheese to dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate.
Tips  

For super quick prep, chop and measure the other ingredients while the grains are cooking.

To double this recipe, use a 4- or 5-quart saucepan to cook 2 bags of the grains at the same time.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
120
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
590mg
24%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
6g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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