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Buen Sabor – Cooking with Ana and Amelia, Part 2

Submitted by on July 15, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Fruit and Grain Salad

1 ¼ cups dry grains medley (try Trader Joe’s Grains Medley, or any mixed grains
you like such as wild rice, Israeli Couscous, whole wheat orzo, rice-lentil combos,
etc)
1 large apple, diced
½ English cucumber (also called Hothouse, in the plastic wrapper), diced
4 scallions (aka green onions, spring onions), thinly sliced
1/3 cup dried cranberries
¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
Handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
Handful of fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
Squeeze of lemon or orange juice
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
¼ cup Extra Virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

Cook grains according to package directions, making sure to include some salt in the
water for flavor. When cooked, spread grains out onto a dinner plate to cool to
room temperature.

In a large bowl, whisk together maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil, mustard, and lemon
juice with a dash of salt & pepper. Add apples, cucumbers, scallions, herbs, and
cranberries to the bowl and toss in the vinaigrette. When grains are cool, add them
to the bowl (de-clumping with your fingers if necessary), along with the toasted
almonds. Toss to coat. Serve room temperature or chilled.

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    January 27, 2010 at 1:12 am

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