Grilled Summer Salad

2 S
1 hr

This summery grilled grain salad is sweet and savory with a hint of nuttiness

If you can’t tell from my recipes already, I am a huge fan of all grains! I love adding grains to my salads to bulk them up and help keep me satisfied for longer. They also add a nice texture and nutty flavor (depending on the grain).


This meal is dairy free and you can omit the chicken to make it vegetarian. It is a perfect side dish at a bbq or can be served as a meal on its own.


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Recipe details

  • 2  S
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts using soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the grains & veggies

  • 2 cobs of corn
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup barley or other grain
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 shallot

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp deli mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, honey
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the chicken, veggies, and grains

Marinate chicken breasts using all listed ingredients for a minimum of 30 minutes
Prepare veggies by slicing zucchinis in half lengthwise
Dizzle corn cobs and sliced zucchinis with olive oil then season with salt and pepper
Grill chicken, corn, and zucchinis on a bbq or grill pan until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender
Cook grains of choice as per labeled instructions
For the dressing, combine all listed ingredients and adjust according to taste
Dice the cooked zucchinis and slice the corn kernels off the cob. Slice 1 shallot then mix all the veggies with the grains and arugula.
Add sliced chicken and dressing then serve!

Combine all ingredients and adjust ac

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