You are looking for alternatives to the classic rice salad summer? Then the time has come to go and discover the varied world of cereals (and of the pseudo-cereals, as quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth are usually considered, which are however marketed and cooked as if they were cereals) to enrich and always make your anti-heat dishes different.
Cereals are interchangeable in each recipe, depending on your tastes. And who is celiac or intolerant to gluten you can easily choose buckwheat, corn, quinoa, millet and amaranth, as alternatives to the classic rice. Here are many recipes di salads from cereals really easy to prepare.
Spelled salad with rocket and tomatoes
Here is a fresh and easy recipe to prepare to create a tasty one cold spelled-based salad, better if organic. It is among the least caloric cereals and goes well with the taste of summer vegetables. You can combine it with tomatoes or cherry tomatoes and rocket. If you want, you can enrich the spelled salad with tofu. THU the complete recipe.
Rye salad with daikon and red cabbage
The Gestione dei Soffritti blog offers a truly original recipe to prepare an excellent one rye salad. You will combine this grain cereal with daikon, red cabbage, carrots, green apple and walnuts to prepare a rich and healthy dish. Season with yogurt, also vegetable, and mustard. THU the complete recipe.
Tofu and buckwheat salad
THEtofu and buckwheat salad it is a healthy and quick recipe to prepare. In addition to the main ingredients we have thought of cherry tomatoes, basil and sunflower seeds, perfect for a cold summer dish. Leave it to flavor for a few hours in the refrigerator and enjoy it cold or at room temperature. THU the complete recipe.
Barley and saffron salad
Barley is a very versatile cereal, suitable for the preparation of fresh summer salads. Cooking in boiling water takes about 25 minutes. You can enrich yours barley salad with black olives, cherry tomatoes and saffron. Here the complete recipe.
Quinoa salad with pesto
Prepare the quinoa as directed on the package. It usually takes 15-20 minutes to cook and you'll need to rinse the quinoa before boiling it. To dress this summer salad, prepare a nice homemade pesto with fresh basil, which you can enrich with rocket, almonds, pine nuts and dried tomatoes. Here the complete recipe.
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Millet salad with chickpeas and lemon
Millet is a truly delicious grain cereal, all to be rediscovered. It is excellent for preparing summer salads. You can enrich yours millet salad with boiled chickpeas, courgettes, lemon juice and zest. Season with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. For an exotic touch also combine ginger and cumin. THU the complete recipe.
Buckwheat salad with capers, olives and carrots
Buckwheat will allow you to prepare a fresh gluten-free summer salad. You can dress it with pickled capers, green or black olives, carrots cut into strips or cubes. You can enrich it with cherry tomatoes, tofu or feta and raw red onions. You will get a rich and inviting cold dish. Here is the complete recipe to prepare yours gluten-free buckwheat salad.
Oat salad with almonds and rocket
According to the La Tarte Maison recipe, you will need to soak the oats for 3 hours, before cooking them for 40 minutes. Season your dish with almonds, fresh rocket, radicchio, pitted green olives and extra virgin olive oil. You can toast the sliced almonds in a pan before completing the dish. THU the recipe competes to prepare theoat salad.
Corn salad with radishes and sprouts
THEcorn salad, fresh and colorful, it lends itself perfectly as a second course or summer side dish, but also as an appetizer for a richer lunch. You can season the corn kernels with thinly sliced radishes, green bean sprouts (mung beans), carrots, lemon juice and apple slices. Also excellent when paired with peas, green beans or red beans. THU the complete recipe.
Amaranth salad with red onions, and cucumbers vegetable
Amaranth is a gluten-free pseudo-cereal that you can use to prepare your summer and spring salads. You can dress yours amaranth salad, with onions, cucumbers, legumes, such as chickpeas or beans, peas, pine nuts, hazelnuts, feta or tofu, to obtain a truly rich single dish. THU the complete recipe.
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