April 28th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Grain-based salads have been popping up on restaurant menus for a while now, and we've been enjoying them when we're out and about. Wanting an easy way to enjoy them when it's not convenient to go out, or when we don't want to spend money on restaurant meals, we've developed Trader Joe's Cranberry Almond Grain Medley, a hearty concoction that can serve as a side dish or a main course.
Barley, wheatberries, wild rice, and quinoa are the grains here. Together they're crunchy, chewy, nutty, and earthy. We've added dried cranberries for their sweet-tart flavor, and almonds & sunflower seeds for their considerable crunch. Everything is tossed in a "dressing" of maple syrup and citrus - the ideal sweet and tangy finish. Cranberry Almond Grain Medley serves as a satisfying side dish with chicken or fish (try it topped with crumbled feta or goat cheese), makes an easy, satiating lunch for one, and is excellent heated (just a minute or two) in the microwave and eaten for breakfast in place of oatmeal.
We're selling each eight ounce container of Cranberry Almond Grain Medley for $3.49*, every day. You'll find it in our refrigerated case.
*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Cranberry Almond Grain Medley is only available in our West Coast, Texas and East Coast stores.