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Dried Fruit and Nut Grain Bowl

Dried Fruit and Nut Grain Bowl

This grain bowl has a burst of chewy, tangy sweetness in every bite, thanks to dried fruit and sun-dried tomatoes. Featuring pastina cooked to perfection and a homemade vinaigrette, this recipe is ideal for picnics, a healthy side dish or a light lunch.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook acini di pepe according to package instructions. Drain, transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette: Combine vinegar, mustard, zest, juice, thyme and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Using a whisk, slowly pour in olive oil while stirring constantly. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  3. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Toast pine nuts until they turn a golden brown and are fragrant, stirring often for about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, apricots, cranberries and the vinaigrette to the acini and toss well.
  5. Divide evenly into bowls and top with toasted pine nuts and fresh herbs, if desired.

Dried Fruit and Nut Grain Bowl

This grain bowl has a burst of chewy, tangy sweetness in every bite, thanks to dried fruit and sun-dried tomatoes. Featuring pastina cooked to perfection and a homemade vinaigrette, this recipe is ideal for picnics, a healthy side dish or a light lunch.