Have you ever cooked with ancient grains? They’ve become more popular recently because not only are they tasty, but they are packed with nutrients too. We have rounded up some really delicious ancient grain recipes for you here.
These are a great way to round out a meal or can form a whole meal in themselves. If you’re looking to add more plant-based meals into your menu plan rotation, ancient grains are hearty, filling, and especially when combined with vegetables, often provide complete protein.
Ancient Grain Recipes
If you’re not a fan of arugula, ancient grains pair well with pretty much any greens. We especially like micro-greens with them.
The balance of the roasted veggies and the ancient grains complement each other beautifully.
Ancient grains pair beautifully with berries. We particularly find blueberries to be the perfect berry complement.
Khorasan wheat is a smooth grain with a mildly nutty, buttery flavor. You can use it as a base in many hearty salads.
When it comes to grains, millet is a little bit on the sweeter side. It has a flavor reminiscent of corn and make a lovely addition to bowls and salads.
Make ancient grains quickly and easily in your instant pot!
Build a yummy harvest salad with quinoa, dried cranberries, squash and other fall flavors.
Quinoa is one of the more well-known of the ancient grains. It’s easy to prepare and delicious.
Do you know what freekeh is? It’s actually not the name of a grain, but the name of the process used to roast and rub green durum wheat to turn it into something delightfully nutty and earthy. It’s common in Lebanese recipes such as this one.
Add ancient grains to chicken stew and turn it into a new updated take on chicken rice soup!
This stew is plant-based and full of flavor!
Adding ancient grains to beef stew just seems like the perfect way to thicken it up and make it even heartier!
Another delicious hot cereal option!
Think upgraded, updated Fig Newton with more depth to it.
Who doesn’t love a simple portable breakfast for those busy days?
Try turning some ancient grains into a yummy. hearty loaf.
We LOVE LOVE LOVE a bowl of hot cereal on a chilly morning. This one is a must-try for us!
Farro is actually three different grains combined. It has kind of a nutty taste that some compare to brown rice. It’s perfect with zucchini!
We saved our favorite for last! We sometimes hear people saying “veggie burgers don’t taste anything like meat”. Well, that’s definitely true of these burgers but that’s actually a good thing because they are DELICIOUS all on their own!