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This quick and easy salad using one of Merchant Gourmet's convenient grain pouches is perfect for plant based eaters, and anyone else as an accompaniment, after work. I like to serve this with a seared piece of salmon but it works equally well with chickpeas or grilled halloumi. The perfect after work pick me up!

INGREDIENTS - serves 2 as an accompaniment

1 roasted red pepper - finely sliced

1 small (100g) red onion - thinly sliced

1/2 tsp spicy smoked paprika

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tsp olive oil

¼ tsp sea salt

1 tbsp flat lead parsley - roughly chopped

1tsp extra virgin olive oil

50g spinach leaves


  1. Heat up a frying pan, add the olive oil and add the red onion and cook until slowly caramelised which will take approximately

  2. When the red onion is softened, add the paprika and red wine vinegar.

  3. Cook for 2 minutes until the vinegar has been absorbed by the onion.

  4. Add the pouch of rice and grains and cook for a further 3 minutes. Season well.

  5. Mix in the roasted peppers, extra virgin olive oil and herbs before arrange on a bed or mixing in the washed spinach leaves.


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