Whole Grain Salad with RRR Chow Chow
1 cup uncooked quinoa, bulgur, or whole-grain couscous
3 medium firm, ripe tomatoes, diced
½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
2 to 3 scallions, finely chopped
Several fresh mint leaves, to taste, thinly sliced, optional
1 cup cucumber, diced
½ cup Red River Relish Chow Chow
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 large lemon
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
If you use quinoa or bulgur, combine the grain with 2 cups water in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. If you’d like a more tender grain, add ½ cup additional water and continue to simmer until the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool to room temperature.
Add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate before serving.