Orange Cranberry Sorghum Salad with Pecans

One of my favorite Whole Foods Market’s salads is their Israeli Couscous salad.  Couscous is a source of wheat and so is not tolerated by everyone…so…

I thought I might create a similar salad with sorghum.  Sorghum is a high fiber gluten free grain.  Since I bought a big bag of it, I wanted to use it up and create a summer-y salad with it.

Did you see my posting on popping sorghum like popcorn? Here it is!

Here is what I came up with.  Not too shabby, right?sorghum salad with spoon

Sorghum is a chewy round grain.

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I found a version of the Whole Foods couscous salad on line here, and so tweaked it a bit for my sorghum salad keeping it pretty similar.

I added some pecans. Gotta love pecans, right?pecans

And some cranberries too.  FODMAPers 1 tablespoon of dried cranberries is an appropriate serving size.

I whipped up a dressing made with thyme, tarragon and turmeric.  Turmeric is touted to have powerful anti inflammatory properties. We could all use a little anti-inflammation, right? 🙂   It is found in curry dishes, added in stir-fry recipes and often used in Indian cuisine.ingredients in mason

I tossed the mixture together and garnished with a bit of green scallion and parsley.

When I make this again, I would consider using a mix of grains for even more texture such as rice, red quinoa and sorghum.

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One reply on “Orange Cranberry Sorghum Salad with Pecans

  • Sophia

    That looks so good. Did you use pearled sorghum? Don’t think this is available at my Whole Foods, know I can order from Nu Life Market though.

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