Build-Your-Own Grain Salad
This is the kind of use-what-you’ve-got approach to cooking that we love best. Start with some cooked grain or pasta — and then build a main-dish salad from whatever ingredients you have on hand. You’ve got grapes but no dried fruit? Use them. Broccoli leftover from last night’s dinner? Toss it in. The only rule is to taste as you go so you’ll learn what you like.
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.
- Put all the ingredients in the bowl and stir to combine. Taste and add more dressing or a pinch of salt if the flavor needs a boost.
- Serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.