Mediterranean Grain Medley with Peanuts

Aug 24, 2010Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Sides

A heart healthy mediterranean salad with ancient grains, fresh vegetables and peanuts.

  • Heart Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • High Protein

8 portions

Ingredients Amount
Peanut oil 3 Tbsp.
Garlic cloves, minced 2 ea.
Hot pepper flakes ½ tsp.
Red bell pepper, diced ½ ea.
Yellow squash, diced 1 ea.
Snap peas 8 oz.
Beluga lentils, pre-cooked 2 cups
Jasmine rice, pre-cooked 1 cup
Ginger, 2-inch piece, grated 1 ea.
Peanuts, plain, roasted 1 cup
Green onions 1 bunch
Salt To taste
Lime juice To taste
Cilantro As needed for garnish



  1. Heat a sauté pan and add peanut oil.
  2. Add garlic and pepper flakes, cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add bell pepper and squash, sauté for 3-4 minutes. Then add snap peas and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add lentils, rice, ginger, lime juice and salt, mix well.
  5. Heat the grains for 1 minute then toss in the peanuts and green onions.
  6. Serve warm, enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Per Serving: Calories 348; total fat 15g (saturated fat 2g, calories from fat 135); cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6mg; potassium 748mg; carbohydrates 40g; fiber 13g; protein 18g; sugar 5g; vitamin A 3% DV; Vitamin C 40% DV; calcium 5% DV; iron 33% DV