Trader Joe’s HARVEST GRAIN BLEND


I found this to be a really good, easy to make, tasty and healthy side dish.

HARVEST GRAIN BLEND is a blend of beans and grains. So yes healthy. Ingredients include: pearled couscous (aka Israeli couscous), orzo pasta, split baby garbanzo beans and quinoa.

This grain blend makes a quick, easy side dish, say instead of rice. It is super easy and ready in just 10 minutes. While it makes a great side dish as shown here with broiled salmon one could also plate it up as the bed or “base” for your Main. Just put your main on top, again say a piece of salmon or whatever your main or protein is. Another idea is using the blend as the bottom of a protein bowl.

You can make this blend with water or even better would be to make it with broth which of course will make more flavorful. You can even toss in some veggies too if you like, maybe add frozen peas, or carrots or the mixed frozen veggies the last 3 minutes of cooking. A 16 oz bag now goes for $2.99. This is worth trying, and its something I buy it all the time. Easy, healthy, good for the pantry.

Instructions: Bring 1 3/4 cups water or broth to a boil. Add 1 tbl butter. Add 1 1/4 cup harvest blend. Once its boiling again, reduce to simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes.

Ingredients: pearled couscous, orzo pasta, split baby garbanzos, red quinoa

UPDATE: THIS WAS OUT OF STOCK FOR SOME TIME BUT NOW BACK IN STORES (Jun 2022)

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  2. pquinn
    May 09, 2022 @ 13:09:00

    Is the Harvest Blend discontinued? I haven’t been able to get it in weeks at 2 different stores

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