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Breakfast Grain Salad
If you are sick to death of the normal breakfast routine and want something wildly different, this tangy cold grain salad is on the job. Take note: when we say it feeds eight people, we mean eight really hungry people. If you've got kids with smaller appetites, you could be feeding this to them for weeks. If cold grains aren't your thing, don't pass this by! Make the salad, refrigerate it, mix it with some egg whites (3/4 cup should be enough), and fry 1/4 cup scoops up as croquettes. Topped off with a little avocado (1/4 avocado per person), and you've got a hot and filling breakfast you'll be excited to make again.
1 c. steel-cut oats
1 c. golden quinoa
1/2 c. millet
3 T. olive oil, divided
1 in. fresh ginger, peeled and cut into discs
2 lg. lemons, zest and juice
1/4 c. maple syrup
1 c. plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 t. nutmeg
2 c. hazelnuts, roughly chopped and toasted
2 c. blueberries or mixed berries
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Breakfast Grain Salad

Breakfast Grain Salad

Breakfast Grain Salad
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  • Servings:8 (192 g)
  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:35 minutes
1. Mix the oats, quinoa, and millet in a fine mesh strainer and rinse for about a minute under running water. Set aside.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the grains and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until they begin smelling toasted. Pour in 4 1/2 cups water and stir in 3/4 teaspoon salt, the ginger and the zest of 1 lemon.
3. Bring to boil, cover, turn down the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes, then remove the lid and fluff with a fork. Remove the ginger. Spread hot grains on a large baking sheet and let cool for at least half an hour. Stir in the zest of the second lemon.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil with the juice of both lemons until emulsified. Whisk in the maple syrup, yogurt and nutmeg. Pour this into the grains and stir until well-coated. Stir in the toasted hazelnuts and blueberries. Refrigerate overnight.