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8 Whole-Grain Recipes for Thanksgiving

Quinoa Salad

While it is a lot of fun to fill up the Thanksgiving table with heavy potato dishes and baked casseroles, it can also be fun to add some whole grains to the mix. I know it is not entirely traditional to do so, but things like brown rice salads and couscous could have a place at Thanksgiving, too. We happen to be big fans of couscous in this house so this year I might toss it with roasted fall vegetables for Thanksgiving. I am also considering a nutty rice salad. Here are some terrific whole grain recipes that are both tasty and healthy and would make a great addition to any Thanksgiving table.

  • Confetti Quinoa Salad 1 of 9
    Confetti Quinoa Salad
    This pretty salad is great for both kids and adults and will brighten up any Thanksgiving table.
    Make confetti quinoa salad
  • Baked Rice Pudding 2 of 9
    Baked Rice Pudding
    This gorgeous pudding could be served at dinner or alongside pie as dessert!
    Make baked rice pudding
  • Israeli Couscous Salad 3 of 9
    Israeli Couscous Salad
    These large couscous pearls absorb amazing flavors and are perfect for pairing with turkey and potatoes.
    Make israeli couscous salad
  • pomregranate 4 of 9
    This simple recipe is a cinch to pull together and makes a delicious rustic dessert for any event.
    Make blackberry slab pie
  • Quinoa Salad with Pumpkin Seeds, Apples & Goji Berries 5 of 9
    Quinoa Salad with Pumpkin Seeds, Apples & Goji Berries
    This tasty salad with crunchy pumpkin seeds and sweet apples will light up the table with pretty colors and sweet taste.
    Make quinoa with pumpkin seeds
  • Quinoa Salad with Leeks & Feta 6 of 9
    Quinoa Salad with Leeks & Feta
    This tasty salad is filled with sweet sauteed leeks and salty feta, the perfect accompaniment to turkey.
    Make quinoa salad with leeks and feta
  • Quinoa Salad with Squash & Collard Greens 7 of 9
    Quinoa Salad with Squash & Collard Greens
    This tasty fall salad is a great new way to serve squash and tasty, healthy greens.
    Make quinoa salad with squash and collard greens
  • Whole Wheat Couscous 8 of 9
    Whole Wheat Couscous
    This simple recipe is always a winner and is the perfect canvas for any sort of flavors you want to add in.
    Make whole wheat couscous
  • Citrus Couscous Salad 9 of 9
    Citrus Couscous Salad
    This gorgeous salad is filled with so much flavor, it just might outshine the main course!
    Make citrus couscous salad

Photo: Brooklyn Summer


Mix and match with ideas from the Holiday Food & Entertaining Guide!

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