As part of our #brownbagit campaign, Action Against Hunger is sharing simple packed lunch recipes from Canadian chefs from coast-to-coast-to-coast. This fall, join your fellow Canadians: pack a nutritious lunch and donate the money you save so every kid can eat a healthy lunch. Read on for a tasty recipe from Toronto’s Chef Joshna Maharaj:
Chef Joshna Maharaj
Chef Joshna has prepared a versatile recipe, with the framework to build some very delicious salads out of whatever you have on hand, or feel like making. The key is to keep tasting and adding elements to balance the flavour. Take the time to chop your vegetables into small pieces and you’ll be rewarded with a very beautiful and complex mouthful. Make this recipe this week and be sure to donate if you believe in a Canada free from hunger.
Chef Joshna’s hearty grain salad
- Cook grains the appropriate way and set aside to cool.
- Add oil, acid, and any desired spices to cooked grains and season generously with salt and pepper. Toss well to combine. You will want to overseason this mixture, so that when you add the other ingredients, everything will catch some of that flavour.
- Add vegetables, herbs, beans, nuts or seeds, dried fruit and cheese and toss well to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary to produce a balanced and delicious mouthful.
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