Check out 12 Wholesome Summer Grain Salads
One of my fondest childhood memories is spending a week every summer camping at Ruth Lake with my family and our friends. We’d rent the entire campground, lock the gate, and spend seven glorious days sunburnt, kayaking, playing Kick the Can, roasting marshmallows, hunting for turtles, churning mint chip ice cream, and skinny dipping.
During the week we spent at the lake, I remember “living off” of my mother’s homemade tabbouleh. I can still picture her preparing a huge batch of it the night before we packed the car. I can nearly smell the mint and lemon marinating in the olive olive now, as the bulgar softened.
Every day around noon, I can remember digging to the bottom of the ice chest to find the tupperware of cold bulgar salad; I’d fill a bowl to the brim, and eat it by the spoonful with my toes in the sand.
While I don’t have plans to visit Ruth Lake this summer, I surely plan to make my mama’s salad this summer.
In the spirit of cold summer grain and pasta salads, I used Foodie.com to create a collection of a dozen recipes to enjoy al fresco this summer. One of the great things about these salads if you can make them ahead of time and keep them in fridge all week for wholesome lunches. They also make great choices to jazz up a summer picnic or outdoor backyard BBQ.
My mouth is watering over Super Green Quinoa Salad with Fresh Basil & Pistachios and Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Cucumber & Feta. Oh, and I have one (of two) large containers left in my fridge of the best pasta salad you will ever have in your entire life. It has certainly catered to my cravings the past few days.
Do you have a favorite cold grain/pasta salad recipe?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Foodie.com. As always, opinions are my own.