Here is another recipe using whole grain sorghum. I found a new company called Wondergrain that sells whole grain sorghum online, so I decided to give them a try. Their prices seemed very reasonable. I used the pearled sorghum for this recipe, but you could you either one. The whole grain sorghum still has the bran on the outside and is a little chewier. The pearled sorghum is lighter and fluffier, more like white rice.
I have swiss chard (which I LOVE) growing in my garden, so I used that instead of the cilantro called for in the original recipe.
The lime juice and the mango in this salad make it very sweet, refreshing and light. You could eat this salad as a meal by itself or as a side dish.
- 2 cups cooked whole grain sorghum (about 3/4 cup dry)
- 1 mango, diced
- 1 cup of canned organic black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cucumber, quartered the long way, then sliced
- 1 cup organic cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup chopped white onion
- 1/4 cup fresh swiss chard, chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- juice from 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- zest from 1/2 lime
- salt and pepper, to taste
Soak whole grain sorghum 2-3 hours, then cook in 2 cups of water until soft and all water is absorbed – about one hour. After it is cooked, fluff the sorghum grains with a fork and set aside to cool.
While the sorghum grains are cooling, mix the dressing in a small bowl and whisk well to combine. Mix together all of the fruit and vegetables in a large bowl.
Once the whole grain sorghum is cooled, combine with other ingredients in large bowl. Pour the dressing over top the salad, and stir gently to evenly coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or more so the sorghum grains can absorb the dressing a little bit.
Adapted from Tasty Yummies – Sprouted Quinoa Salad with Mango, Black Beans and Avocado
Since I had about 1/2 cup of cooked sorghum left over I decided to try it for breakfast. I warmed it up in the microwave and then added a teaspoon of honey, a few shakes of cinnamon and some raisins and walnuts. It was really good – and filling!
I went for a RIDE in the car with Maizy and it was SO FUN! She made the window go down and I put my head out and SNIFFED everything. The wind blew all the GOOD SMELLS right into my nose!