Healthy Grain and Legume Salads

Ayocote Bean and Corn Salad, Soba and Edamame Salad

Healthy Grain and Legume Salads

My Simply Natural Gourmet cookbook is just full of Healthy Grain and Legume Salads! These are simple entrée salads, many of which we sold at the deli of Seacoast Natural Foods years ago! These are healthy, simple combinations of legumes, organic vegetable and grains which make “perfect protein” dishes that are meatless, nutritious and very delicious! When you purchase the cookbook, you will have all my tried and true entrée salad recipes that customers still write to me about! But there are so many more new combinations that my food blog offers; and here are two more Healthy Grain and Legume Salads that I know you will enjoy! Buy the cookbook, printed or digital to get the famous old ones; print these out to add them to the Simply Natural Gourmet collection! Enjoy my Ayocote Bean and Corn Salad with South of the Border flair; indulge in my Soba and Edamame Salad for an exotic Asian treat! Serve them as stand alone vegan entrées or complimentary sides to fish, poultry or meat. Enjoy my Healthy Grain and Legume Salads!

Healthy Grain and Legume Salads

Ayocote Bean and Corn Salad

Ayocote Bean and Corn Salad

An entrée salad combining heirloom legumes and fresh or frozen corn to make a healthy

“perfect protein”! Find heirloom beans, spices and specialty vinegar at my favorite online shop

Rancho Gordo(http://ranchogordo.com)

2 cups cooked Ayocote beans( morado and amarillo from Rancho Gordo)

2 cups organic frozen corn, thawed

1 medium red onion,halved and sliced

1 bunch cilantro,roughly chopped

1/2 pint whole pea pods, cut up

3-4 red and yellow baby bell pepper, sliced

1 teaspoon each roasted ground cumin and roasted ground coriander

2 teaspoons oregano Indio(from Rancho Gordo)

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/8 cup banana vinegar(from Rancho Gordo)

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, toss gently

Correct salt and pepper to taste

Transfer to a serving bowl, serve at room temperature or chilled

Enjoy as a stand alone salad or as a side with beef, pork or poultry

Just delicious!

Healthy Grain and Legume Salads

Soba Edamame Salad

Soba Edamame Salad

An Asian entrée salad combining buckwheat soba and organic shelled edamame beans to

make a”perfect protein”! Enjoy as a vegan entrée or as a perfect side to fish or poultry!

2 cups cooked soba noodles

1 seedless cucumber, halved and sliced

1/2 cup organic carrot sticks

1 red or orange bell pepper, halved and sliced

1 package of organic baby dark greens, cut up

3-4 radishes, sliced

1/2 pint pea pods, sliced vertically

1 package frozen organic shelled edamame, thawed

1 teaspoon triple blend seaweed seasoning(Bragg’s)

1 teaspoon toasted sesame ginger seasoning(Victoria’s Gourmet)

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/8 cup toasted sesame oil

1/8 cup tamari soy sauce

1/4 cup whole roasted cashews as garnish

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, toss gently

Transfer to a serving bowl, serve at room temperature or chilled

Enjoy as a stand alone salad or as a side for fish or poultry

Just delicious!