Chilled Multigrain Summer Salad with Cranberries and Almonds

This recipe is wildly healthy with good carbs, healthy fats, and protein too! It is awesome on its own but also delicious to add to mixed greens in a salad! This is super easy to make and you will love it. You can serve it cold all summer long for a refreshing and delicious meal.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 c. dried grains (found here, use quinoa, millet, buckwheat, etc.)

  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/3 c. slivered almonds
  • 2 Tbs chia seeds

How to Make:

Boil the grains as directed on the package (usually 2 c of water to every 1 cup of grains.) After the grains are cooked stir every so often to help them cool a bit.

Finely chop the greens (sometimes I like to add chopped celery for a crunch as well)

Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well until mixed.

Add more dressing if you want more flavor. You can also add salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar to enhance the flavor.

Keeps up to a week in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!

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Read: “Why You Should Add Chia Seeds to Your Daily Diet

You may enjoy these delicious chia seed recipes:

No Bake Chia Seed Protein Peanut Butter Balls

Chia Seed Carrot Cake

Multigrain Chilled Summer Salad

Bruschetta with Avocado & Chia Seeds

 

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20 thoughts on “Chilled Multigrain Summer Salad with Cranberries and Almonds

  1. Oh wow, I love summer salads and your version is drool worthy. I can’t wait to try this for a brunch I’m having in the near future. I think it’s the perfect salad to serve.

  2. This looks so good! I love quinoa, especially in a salad. I bet the almonds give it a great crunch too. Different textures in your dishes is so satisfying. I need to make some of this, it’s a great hot weather dish!

  3. Love this salad idea so I pinned it. I never want to spend too much time on lunch, so the fact that I can have the ingredients ready to throw together is perfect, so yummy & so healthy too. Thanks

  4. This is such a perfect recipe for summer! I have started a salad diet, to boost my immune system and also lose a bit of weight and I am always looking for new healthy recipes.

  5. I am not checking of possible menu to try on and I loved this recipe of yours. Its easy to do plus its healthy! Thank you for sharing. I will look forward to your more recipes.

  6. This does sound like a great salad for this summer. I am working on losing some weight this summer so this comes in perfect time for that!

  7. I am a big salad lover so your Multigrain Summer Salad recipe looks like a recipe I’d love to try! I love that this salad is healthy and rich in nutrients. It’s perfect for my pregnancy diet!

  8. Wow, This really looks yummy and healthy! I’m sure my hubby would love this too glad that you share this

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