Basil Grain Salad

In this summer of uncertainty, we know one thing for sure. Whether we’re Zooming, home schooling, or back to business as usual, we are going to want recipes that work some magic on our overtaxed spirits – something easy, tasty, flexible, and fast. Enter this superhero of a grain salad. On top of being healthy, satisfying, and brilliantly green, it’s the perfect backdrop to just about anything you want to toss in with it!


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, white rice, or farro
  • 1/3 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, rinsed and spun dry
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the vinegar, basil, garlic, olive oil, honey, and salt to taste until the dressing is emulsified.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the cooked grains with the dressing and chill until ready to serve. The salad keeps in the fridge for 2 days.


  • Chopped roasted or grilled chicken
  • Roasted salmon
  • Grilled shrimp
  • Chickpeas or cannellini beans
  • Blanched green beans
  • Sautéed greens
  • Fresh arugula
  • Chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Fresh corn kernels
  • Feta or goat cheese
  • Grilled zucchini or summer squash
  • Roasted cauliflower

See how easy it is to put this delicious recipe together:

Posted in Appetizers & Snacks, Main Dishes, Salads, Uncategorized, Vegetable & Side Dishes

About RecipesFHD

Our mission is to build a strong local food community by connecting our members to the farmers, ranchers and artisans who produce their food. Farmhouse Delivery partners with local farmers and ranchers to deliver the highest-quality, sustainably produced food to directly to your door. We believe that the road to a thriving, healthy local food system is paved with inspiring recipes, the freshest, tastiest food, a return to the family table and a commitment to our local community. We are passionate supporters of the local food movement, and want to make it convenient, affordable, and exciting for people to eat healthy, fresh, seasonal, local food.

Leave a Reply