1 3/4 C. water
1/2 t. salt
1 1/4 C. Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains Blend
4 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 C. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 t. cumin
1 15 oz. can small red beans, drained and rinsed well
4 – 5 sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
1 – 2 C. fresh baby spinach
1 T. parsley, chopped
1 T. red onion, finely chopped
In a small pot bring the water to a boil, then add the salt, the grains and 1T. of the olive oil. Lower to a simmer and cook, covered, for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and cumin and give it a whisk.
In a medium bowl, add the remaining ingredients (the veggies) and top with the warm grains, the warmth will wilt the spinach ever so slightly. Then, add the dressing and stir to combine.
Refrigerate for at least an hour to serve cold, although, I can never wait. I just eat it right there and then!
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