Summer Whole Grain and Vegetable Salad

  This is a very vegetable forward grain salad, which is how I like to make them.  Grain salads can be a bit heavy, especially if you are using spelt, or farro or barley, which are pretty dense grains.  I like the grains to be a little outnumbered by the vegetables—you still get plenty of texture and chew and all those great nutrients with a smaller ration of grains to greens.  The amount suggested?  Mere suggestions.  Play around with proportions, and vegetables, and grains.  “Tis but a boilerplate recipe. You can use absolutely any cooked whole grain that you like …

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