Monday, June 2, 2014

Summertime Sorghum Salad with Avocado Yogurt Dressing

By: The Food Hunter

As part of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club we periodically partner with other brands to test new products and create recipes. This month we are working with Bob's Red Mill to develop cold salads using their specialty Grains of Discovery products.

I choose to work with sorghum, a gluten free grain that originated in Africa many years ago. Similar in texture to wheat berries, sorghum makes a nice hearty base for a side dish salad. What I liked most about this grain is it's ability to blend well with just about any add-in. I choose a simple mix of corn and tomatoes but you can easily pair the grain with red onion, bell peppers, asparagus...the possibilities are endless.

Dressed in a healthy mixture of avocado & Stonyfield Greek yogurt, all pulled together with the taste of chopped fresh basil, this salad was a huge hit in our house. My husband is not always the most adventurous eater, so I was a little hesitant to hear his reaction. He loved it; even preferred it over the ever popular quinoa.

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Summertime Sorghum Salad with Avocado Yogurt Dressing

(printable recipe)

For the salad:
1 cup cooked sorghum
6 cup frozen corn
salt and pepper to taste

Toss all salad ingredients in a bowl and either mix dressing in or dollop on top.

For the dressing:
1/2 ripe avocado
3 oz. plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 small garlic clove
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor combine avocado, yogurt, lemon juice, basil and garlic clove. Pulse one or two times to incorporate. While machine is running stream in extra virgin olive oil. Blend until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.


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I am honored to be a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club. I received product or coupons for writing this post, but all opinions are my own.
 

31 comments:

  1. I have used Bob's Quinoa, different colors. I have tried some of the others as flours, for instance, sorghum!

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  2. I haven't tried any, but I would love to try some chia seeds and quinoa.

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  3. I have not yet tried any of the Bob's Red Mill Grains but this recipe makes me want to!

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  4. I tried a couple of those grains but not all - I love both companies!!!

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  5. I have not trice them and they sound super nutritious

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  6. I love Bob's steel cut oats for a hearty breakfast and would love to try some new things too!

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  7. It's been awhile sine I've bought any but this salad is tempting me! Love the avocado dressing!

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  8. What a great side to bring to a potluck - an outdoor picnic potluck!!! :)

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  9. No, I haven't yet tried them. Your salad look delicious!

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  10. I LOVE Bob's Red Mills products! I use them everyday! Haven't tried sorghum yet but I will when I make this salad! This looks delish!

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  11. I love Bob's Red Mill products. What a great use of their sorghum!

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  12. A healthy summer salad full of fresh flavors and colors!

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  13. I LOVE Bob's Red Mill!! I always have a ton of their products in my pantry.

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  14. I've never tried sorguhm before but this looks like a yummy salad!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  15. That salad looks wonderful! I love Bob's and Stonyfield :)

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  16. I haven't tried any yet but I would love to!

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  17. OMgoodness what a perfectly lively summer dish. Believe it or not just in recent year or two I made avocado dressing for the first time. I never made it in a dressing form though had avocados my entire lifetime.

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  18. This looks really good- I definitely need to try sorghum!

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  19. Love the avocado dressing...can't wait to try it!

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  20. Wow! This is a unique mix of goodies! Sounds great!

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  21. This looks perfect! I've been searching for a nice filling summertime salad! YAY!!

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  22. I use Bob's Red Mill Chia every day! Awesome super food with excellent quality.

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  23. I have never had sorghum! It looks great!

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  24. Yes, I have tried quite a few things by bob red mill.

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  25. I have tried the quinoa and chia so far. I would love to try them all!

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  26. I haven't tried sorghum yet, but I love the texture of wheat berries. I'll have to add it to the list for the next time I go on a whole grain buying binge (which will be in like a week...haha)

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  27. I love learning about something new and sorghum is new to me. Looks delicious!

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  28. I have not tried Bob's and the whole nutrition goodness of his products sounds divine!
    Georgiana

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  29. Perfect Summer salad, can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  30. Congrats on also being featured in Deanna's Olive and Grapevine Salad Newsletter this week!
    GREAT salad! Cheers! Joanne

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