These ancient grains salad recipes are healthy, full of flavor, and a great part of your healthy goals. And you’re gonna love them! Ancient grains can be a huge boost to your nutrition and fiber needs.

ancient grain salad in a bowl with grains, tomatoes, peppers and more

Nutrition is so important for overall wellness and your fitness journey.

Ancient grains recipes

Ancient grains are grains that have not been modified or hybridized for generations. They are also lower in gluten (because increased gluten was bread into our modern wheat) and less contaminated with pesticides like glyphosate and others that are bad for our health.

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Using them in recipes can be as simple as swapping them out in recipes you already cook, or you can pick one of these new recipes and learn how to make something completely different that you may enjoy more than you ever thought.

Most ancient grains are nutty, chewy, and a lot of them are even gluten-free. Grains can be a healthy part of your diet.

Ancient grains salad

A quick and easy chicken freekeh salad with crunchy cucumber, juicy pomegranate jewels, creamy feta, and fresh mint. It’s delicious as a meal, or a great side for this 2 ingredient tilapia or many other recipes.

This vegan spring grain bowl is packed with all the most vibrant and fresh flavors of spring!

This buckwheat salad features a perfect combination of nutty buckwheat groats with sweet roasted beets and orange. The addition of peppery arugula, salty feta, crunchy hazelnuts, and citrusy sauce makes this a healthy and full of flavor salad!

A colorful salad that is also good for you. Warm Farro Salad with Cranberries and Pistachios is a delicious winter salad loaded with vegetables served with a lemon vinaigrette. 

Sprouted buckwheat is higher in nutrients and easier to digest. It’s combined with in-season vegetables and basil pesto to produce a healthy quick & easy rainbow salad bowl, made in just 15 minutes. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, oil-free & vegan.

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This easy veggie barley salad is an easy-to-make side dish that’s full of color and simple flavors!

A warm sorghum salad paired with roasted kohlrabi, ginger gold apple, and fennel. This gluten-free vegan recipe is slightly sweet, comforting, and nourishing for the cold months ahead.

A quick & easy whole-grain side dish that packs in the flavor! An African Spiced Carrot Millet recipe that’s gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free. Fluffy millet with carrot puree, carrot greens, cilantro, and fragrant savory African spices!

This Dandelion Beet salad features Kamut, an ancient Egyptian variety of wheat. This wheat berry has a great chew and low gluten content.

This easy spiced Kamut and chickpea salad is not only tasty but high in protein and fiber. Great as a side dish or vegetarian entree.

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!

This barley chicken salad is perfect for lunch or dinner. Filled with barley, fresh veggies, and chunks of chicken. 

This farro salad is a fresh and colorful blend of grains, vegetables, olives, feta cheese, and herbs, all tossed in a homemade dressing. 

quinoa salad with vegetables in a bowl

Easy Summer Millet Salad is an ancient grain gluten-free salad bursting with fresh heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and a zippy lemon Za’atar dressing. 

You can see that there are so many wonderful ways you can use ancient grains in salads. You’ll never get bored, and your health will thank you!

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Now for a joke: I hate cereal killers-they go against the grain. Ha ha ha!