Isn't Mitchell's a soup-making company?
You might be surprised to learn we make more than soup!
While soups, stews, chilis and chowders are what we are best known for, we love to dabble in a wide range of convenient, affordable, delicious foods. Since our inception in 2008 we have also created a variety of salad and dessert mixes, and while some are no longer on our menu today, a couple of our grain salads remain available. Handmade just once a year in the spring our Apple Curry Couscous Salad and Farm Market Quinoa Salad mark the start of warm summer weather and BBQ season!
Farm Market Quinoa Salad ~ An Ancient Grain Salad
This salad is a bright, appealing dish loaded up with fresh farm market veggies such as cherry tomatoes, beets, snap peas & spinach, kale or arugula. Like all Mitchell's mixes, this one is flexible and forgiving so you can add all of your favorites and skip any you aren't a fan of!
This salad comes with a herb sachet to flavour the easy-to-make dressing you'll toss the salad in and is perfect to serve as a side dish at your next BBQ or bring along to a potluck.
This term refers to a group of grains and pseudocereals that have remained largely unchanged for centuries. These hardy strains have been cultivated since the days of early agricultural. A few of the more well known examples include amaranth, kamut, farro, einkorn, bulgar as well as quinoa and millet which are found in our Farm Market Quinoa Salad.
- Flavour: has a mild, slightly nutty flavour
- Texture: soft, slightly chewy
- Great sources of Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Iron + B Vitamins: Folate, Thiamin, Riboflavin & B6
- Was a staple grain of the Incan Peoples who called it “Mother of All Grains”
- Flavour: mild corn-like, slightly sweet flavour
- Texture: light, creamy and slightly chewy
- Great sources of B Vitamins : Niacin, Thiamin, B6 & Folate + Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper & Zinc
- Millet is one of the oldest human foods and is believed to be the first domesticated cereal grain
Apple Curry Couscous Salad
We love this fresh, crunchy salad that features couscous and mixes apple, celery and cucumber with the warmth of curry. This salad makes a refreshing light lunch or an appetizing side dish at your summer BBQs.
What is couscous?
While often believed to be a grain, couscous is actually a type of tiny, dried pasta made from Durum wheat semolina and water which when tossed creates small round quick-cooking ball-shaped pasta.
- Durum wheat is commonly used as a pasta flour
- Semolina is a type of coarse flour milled from… you guessed it…durum wheat and has a nutty, earthy flavour.
Are Mitchell's grain salads easy to make? Are they expensive?
They are SO easy to make! We provide the recipe, instructions, dried ingredients and seasonings. Not only are Mitchell's salad mixes convenient, they are healthy AND affordable. When we compared the cost of our salads vs similar pre-prepared salads at a local deli, we found that Mitchell's salads cost over 30% less per serving!
You can also check out our “how to” videos!