The fresh flavors of basil and tomato shine brightly with our Whole Grain Medley in this Caprese Grain Salad. This blend combines our favorite whole grains—hard red wheat, brown rice, oats, rye, triticale, barley, kamut and buckwheat—for a wholesome, hearty base for salads, soups and sides. We love using our Whole Grain Medley for summer salads because the blend of grains offer a variety of textures and flavors you just can’t get from using a single grain. If you can’t find it locally, any one of the whole grains listed above can be used in this dish.
Caprese Grain Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Rest Time: 45 minutes | Cook Time: 60 – 90 minutes
Yield: 6 – 12 servings
- 1 ½ cups Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Medley
- 4 ½ cups Water
- ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- ¼ cup Honey
- 2 cups chopped and seeded Tomatoes (about 3 – 4 large, 1 ¼ lbs.)
- 8 oz Pearl Mozzarella, drained or Ciliegine Mozzarella, drained and halved
- 1 cup torn Basil
- Kosher Salt and ground Black Pepper, to taste
Combine water and Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Medley in a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until grains are soft, 60 – 90 minutes. Drain grains very well and set aside to cool, about 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar and honey. Simmer over medium-low heat until reduced by ¼, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
When the grains have thoroughly cooled, combine with the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, balsamic mixture and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.