Spring Sorghum Grain Salad Recipe

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I love salads in the summer time.  This Spring Sorghum Grain Salad recipe is one of my favorites.  Salads are the perfect accompaniment to barbecued chicken or steak on the grill.  They are easy to make ahead for picnics and parties so that you can just take them out of the refrigerator at the last minute. the only thing that I don’t like about many salads is that they are not gluten free.  I have a lot of favorite pasta salads but since my daughter is gluten intolerant, I rarely make them.  I try to serve things that everyone in the family can enjoy including my daughter. Product has been provided to create this recipe.

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Spring Sorghum Grain Salad Recipe

This Spring Sorghum Grain Salad recipe is gluten free. If you are not familiar with sorghum, you may know it by the name milo. It’s a small, round grain that is a bit similar to pearl barley. I’s loaded with iron, potassium and fiber so it’s a healthy food to include in your diet.  Sorghum is a Middle Eastern grain that traveled along trade routes from ancient Africa to the Middle East, India and China. This recipe makes a delicious spring salad. Technically, it could be a meal because having the sorghum with the feta makes a complete protein but we usually enjoy it as a salad topped with Stonyfield Farms Organic Greek yogurt.

Since it uses fresh lettuce and radishes from the garden, it’s a very frugal side dish.  The only real expense is the fresh herbs and if you have those in your garden as well, the expense is minimal. You will want to start this salad the night before since the sorghum has to soak first.

Spring Sorghum Grain Salad Recipe
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  • 2/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Sorghum
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup scant (slightly less than) extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh Bibb lettuce to serve the sorghum grain salad on or shred and mix in
  • crumbled feta cheese to top
  • Stonyfield Greek yogurt to top


  1. Soak the sorghum in water overnight in the refrigerator to soften.
  2. Drain the sorghum & place in a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for an hour until all of the water is gone and the sorghum is about the same texture as rice.
  4. Cool the sorghum, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients (not the feta or lettuce). Mix well.
  6. Serve the sorghum over the lettuce. Top with feta and Stonyfield Greek yogurt

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
    I love a good salad in the summer, too.  I have never tried Sorghum before, so now I want to pick some up so that I can try this!
  2. Dawn Lopez says
    I've never tried Sorghum before but I've heard good things about it! This salad looks mighty tasty and I love that it's also gluten free :)
  3. What an awesome recipe! Perfect for summer too.
  4. Mama to 5 BLessings says
    I have never heard of sorghum grain before, the look of it reminds me of quinoa.  
  5. Ann BAcciaglia says
    Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for new salads to try....especially in the summer.
  6. This looks so tasty! I saw it on Pinterest earlier today and repinned it so that I can try it later!
  7. I love trying new grains.  This looks like an amazing salad and will be fun to take several BBQ's this summer.  
  8. This sounds really interesting. We usually don't eat grains in our salads, just veggies, so I'm going to have to try this sometime!
  9. Laura (Lauras Little House Tips) says
    I love your recipe. I really like Sorghum. I cook mine like cous cous in homemade chicken broth then and add slices of vegetables. Your creation sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it.
  10. I've never heard of sorghum. I'm going to have to give this a try! 
  11. The Food Hunter says
    Perfect for summer!
  12. ive never cooked with sorghum before. looks good!
  13. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor says
    This looks delish, Ellen!  Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us! 
  14. Antionette Blake (@ambde) says
    Great salad idea.   Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty - Happy Summer Solstice 2014!
  15. Miz Helen says
    Your Spring Sorghum Grain Salad looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen


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