10 Deliciously Nutritious Grain Salad Recipes You Must Try

These grain salad recipes are full of wholesome goodness. Packed with flavor, crunch, and nutrition, these easy-to-make dishes will level up your meal prep game.

Freekeh Salad with Tomatoes Corn Zucchini.

Are you looking for a nutritious and delicious way to incorporate more grains into your diet? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of ten mouthwatering grain salad recipes that will satisfy your taste buds while also providing you with a boost of goodness. 

These salads contain protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals, from quinoa to farro to sorghum. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or a flavorful side dish for your next dinner party, these recipes have covered you. So, grab your apron and get ready to elevate your salad game with these ten delicious grain salad recipes.

Roasted Tomato Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salad with roast tomatoes.
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Roasted Tomato Quinoa Salad is a nutritious and delicious salad, perfect as a side dish or main. Full of color, textures, and flavors, this salad is undoubtedly one you would want to make for your next meal. Get the recipe.

Salmon Quinoa Bowl

Salmon Quinoa Bowl.
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This colorful and easy salmon quinoa bowl recipe has everything you need for a balanced, nutritious, delicious meal. It has good fats, a great source of fiber, and lots of protein. Get the recipe.

Barley Salad

Barley salad.
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Pearled barley is at the heart of this delicious summer salad. You only need some cooked barley, fresh veggies, and pantry staples for a quick vinaigrette to create the best barley salad ever. A healthy salad that takes less than 20 minutes to make and will be hit at all your summer events! Get the recipe.

Farro Walnut Salad

Farro walnut salad.
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There are a lot of grain salad recipes out there, but this Farro Salad is genuinely the best. It’s a nutritional powerhouse great for meal prep or a potluck. Still, most importantly, the vibrant Mediterranean flavors make it craveable. Get the recipe.

Quinoa Arugula Salad With Goat Cheese

Quinoa arugula salad with goat cheese.
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Fresh and packed with flavor and textures, this quinoa arugula salad is delicious. Tossed in a quick and easy homemade lemon Dijon vinaigrette, this nutritious salad is a must-try! Get the recipe.

Kale And Farro Salad With Roasted Butternut Squash

Kale and farro salad.
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This simple, hearty kale and farro salad with roasted butternut squash is tossed in a sweet and savory maple dijon vinaigrette. It makes a perfect side or main dish salad for fall and winter! Get the recipe.

Freekeh Salad with Tomatoes, Corn, Zucchini, and Basil

Freekeh Salad with Tomatoes Corn Zucchini.
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It’s undoubtedly summer when the corn, zucchini, tomatoes, and basil appear in abundance! This Freekeh Salad recipe is one of my favorite grain salads for summer. It uses freekeh, fresh basil, plenty of veggies, and a simple DIY dressing to complement vibrant summer flavors. Get the recipe.

Greek Farro Salad

Greek farro salad.
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This refreshing and nutritious Greek Farro Salad is bursting with Mediterranean flavors. Farro is combined with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, tangy feta cheese, and peppery arugula and tossed with a homemade Greek dressing. Get the recipe.

Salmon and Rice Salad with Garbanzo Beans, Feta, and Mint

Salmon and rice salad with garbanzo beans feta and mint.
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This hearty basmati rice salad is flavorful and makes for a perfect light lunch or dinner. Crunchy cucumbers, fresh herbs, flaked salmon, and optional pickled fresno chilis round out this lively salad. Get the recipe.

Farro Salad with Fennel, Feta, and Crushed Olives

Farro salad with fennel feta and crushed olives.
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This hearty and vibrant farro salad is packed with creamy feta cheese, radicchio, tangy olives, fresh dill, and crunchy fennel. It’s the perfect salad to make in a big batch and have for lunch all week. It’s also an impressive side dish for a BBQ or potluck! Get the recipe.

Sorghum Salad With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Sorghum salad with roasted cherry tomatoes.
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With this Sorghum Salad, I combine the grainy flavors with juicy tomatoes and a creamy avocado dressing to bind them all. The combination of flavors is delicious and perfect for a summer lunch option. If you’re looking for something new with whole grains, give this Sorghum Salad a go! Get the recipe.

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.


Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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