Easy Grain Salad Recipe with Pesto Dressing

Grains, greens and beans salad with pesto dressing

  • serves 4
  • Easy

On the table in 15 minutes, this nutritious salad is packed with greens, wholegrains and tossed in fresh pesto


Try making your own pesto for this salad with our homemade pesto recipe.



  • broccoli 1 small head, cut into small florets
  • green beans 200g, cut into 2cm pieces
  • ready-cooked freekeh (or other grain) 250g pouch
  • red onion ½, finely chopped
  • fresh pesto 145g tub
  • borlotti beans 400g tin, rinsed and drained
  • red wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • spinach 50g, chopped


  • Step 1

    Drop the broccoli and beans into a pan of boiling salted water. Boil for a minute then drain and rinse under cold water. Drain well.

  • Step 2

    Heat the grain pouch following pack instructions. Tip into a bowl with the onion, pesto, borlotti beans, vinegar and oil. Toss everything together then add the drained veg and spinach, and toss again.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 419
  • Fat 23.9g
  • Saturates 3.7g
  • Carbs 31.6g
  • Sugars 5.2g
  • Fibre 12.9g
  • Protein 13g
  • Salt 0.9g