Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mediterranean Whole Grain Salad

It's week two of cooking with ingredients from Bob's Red Mill and California Ranch Olive Oil. Our challenge was to come up with a side dish that pairs BRM Grande Whole Grains with COR Miller's Blend Oil.

A little goes a long way with Miller's Blend Oil; which is a good thing.  Just a drizzle added to the cooked grains in the recipe below really made them pop.  The Grande Whole Grains is a unique mixture of red white wheat, long grain brown rice, whole oats, whole rye, whole barley, white buckwheat, and sesame seeds. An interesting combination indeed.

After taste testing each item I decided they would blend nicely with some chopped veggies to make a healthy Mediterranean side salad served cold. Since both the grains and the oil are "good for you ingredients" this recipe is perfect addition to my "Build a Better Me" campaign.

Don't forget each week a lucky reader has a chance to win that week's ingredients...see below for details.  Last week's winner was Shannon from the blog Tri To Cook
 
Mediterranean Whole Grain Salad



1 cup Grande Whole Grains
2 1/2 cups water
black olives (chopped)
feta cheese (chopped)
artichoke hearts (chopped)
roasted peppers (chopped)
Olive oil

Place grains and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil.  Reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for 1 hour or until all liquid is absorbed.

Mix with chopped ingredients and drizzle with olive oil.


To enter the contest:

Visit either Bob’s Red Mill or California Olive Ranch’s Facebook pages and retrieve this week’s Virtual Potluck code word. Then come back here and leave a comment using the code word. Thats it.

Be sure to visit the California Olive Ranch online store and use the coupon code BLOGFRIENDS for a 10% discount!

22 comments:

  1. Looks yummy...hope you used some Miller's Blend in it! :-)

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  2. YUMMO..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering..I have bookmarked it..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a healthy way to start the New Year! Thanks for encouraging us to "Build A Better Me" with you!

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  4. how exciting! that is one interesting mix of grains, but a delicious salad indeed :)

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  5. I would love to use millers blend on my quinoa salad
    ufg8trj@yahoo.com

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  6. I would love to make this for my lunches for the week! Some of my favorite things including Millers Blend.

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  7. Miller's Blend would be perfect with the spicy flavor of Bob's recipe for Grandé Mexicali. Cheers!

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  8. good looking whole grain and hope some Miller Blend was used in it

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  9. This is one rockstar mix of whole grains! All of my favorites are here! What a great salad.

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  10. I really like Mediterranean flavors and bet they are perfect with the grains.

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  11. I love your simplistic approach to using Miller’s Blend and the Grande Whole Grains Blend. Easy without sacrificing a bit of flavor. Your individual ingredients sound well thought out and come together beautifully. Looks so robust with flavor. Great recipe!

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  12. Looks so easy! I love mediterrean flavors enhanced by Miller's Blend.

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  13. I will have to try the Miller's Blend. I have several other of their products and love them. I'm sure it's be great in a stuffed grape leave recipe I am planning to try.

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  14. I like the combo of using feta cheese, artichoke hearts and the Millers Blend olive oil.
    racblom@juno.com

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  15. The code word is Miller's Blend!! Thanks for the giveaway. chefl@swbell.net

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  16. I would love to try and make this with Miller's Blend :)

    sweepinpianista at gmail dot com

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  17. I love miller's blend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. This looks like it would be a crowd pleaser for potlucks, or a great substitution for those pasta salads in Summer. It could be served warm or cooled. Miller's Blend sounds as though it's quite versatile...whether it be baking, pan cooking or right out of the bottle as an accompaniment.

    Thanks for sharing!
    sharonanne56(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Millers brand.is amazing.

    Cass0289@yahoo.com

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