Leftover Grains Salad

There is honestly no easier salad than this one! Not only full of colour, slow-release carbohydrates, protein and flavour but also the best way to use up leftovers and prevent food waste (my pet peeve).

For this version I have used leftover roast vegetables but honestly any kind of fresh or roast vegetables can be used. Keep the base mix of grains, spinach/kale, seeds and herbs and then literally create a mix with whatever vegetables you have in the fridge.

Serve with any source of protein for a super quick and wholesome meal – grilled chicken/turkey/steak, garlic prawns, chickpeas/kidney beans or tinned tuna are my favourite choices.

Serves 2.

  • 1 large handful spinach or kale
  • 200g cooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, linseed, buckwheat groats, sesame)
  • 50g leftover roast vegetables (carrot, sweet potato, beetroot, parsnip, turnip, celeriac, aubergine)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (parsley, coriander, basil, mint)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  1. If using kale, destalk and shred with your hands into bite-sized pieces. Massage a pinch of sea salt through the kale until it turns dark green.Leftover Grains Salad; Delalicious
  2. In a large mixing bowl, place all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly together.
  3. Keep fresh in the fridge or eat immediately.Leftover Grains Salad; Delalicious
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