Mediterranean Shaker Salad

mediterranean-shaker-saladStudents today are known for their fondness of the latest trends. Get inspired with the June/July edition of School Nutrition and the latest Food Focus by Kelsey Casselbury, contributing editor. In “Map the Mediterranean with Mouth-Watering Menus,” Casselbury details the similarities of foods woven throughout countries that cup the Mediterranean Sea. By the end of her tantalizing descriptions of hummus, tabbouleh olives and lamb, your mouth will surely be watering and your mind will be bursting with ideas.

With plenty to choose from in the article itself, SN thought your customers could also use a Grab ‘n Go option. Check out this recipe for Mediterranean Shaker Salad.

Serves 17

Per Serving

509 cal., 19 g fat, 17 g pro., 71 g carb., 788 mg sod.

Meal Pattern

2.5-oz.-eq. meat/meat alternate, 1/2 cup red/orange vegetable, 1/2 cup other vegetable, 2-oz.-eq. grains

2 lbs.               Brown rice and barley blend, prepared*

1 cup               Lemon juice

4 tsps.             Dried oregano

1 3/4 Tbsp.      Kosher salt

2 1/4 tsps.       Black pepper

1 cup               Olive oil

8 1/2 cups       Cucumbers, diced

8.5 ozs.           Feta cheese, crumbled

8 1/2 cups       Carrots, shredded

8 1/2 cups       Garbanzo beans

  1. Cook the brown rice and barley blend according to package directions. Once cooked, spread the mixture across a sheet pan. Allow to cool completely.
  2. To prepare the dressing: Whisk together the lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil. Fill 17 2-oz. dressing cups with 1/8 cup each of dressing and cover with the lid. Chill until service.
  3. To assemble each shaker salad: Layer the ingredients into a 16-oz. parfait-style cup as follows: 1 cup rice and barley mixture, 1/2 cup cucumbers, 0.5 oz. feta cheese, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/2 cup garbanzo beans.
  4. Cover the cup with a flat lid, and place the dressing cup on top of the lid. Top again with a domed lid.

*Note: InHarvest’s Black Pearl Medley can be used in this recipe. Substitutions will change the nutritional analysis.

Recipe, Photo, Nutritional Analysis and Meal Pattern Analysis: InHarvest,

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