“Blend of pearled couscous, orzo, split baby garbanzo bean and red quinoa”

HARVEST GRAIN BLEND is a healthy blend of grains and beans and is both a healthy and tasty Trader Joe’s product that you must try if you’ve never had it.

Harvest Grain Blend makes a quick, super easy side dish, ready in as little as 10 minutes. It makes a great side dish, as shown here plated up with a piece of broiled salmon. Of course one could just as easily plated this up , restaurant style, as the bed with the salmon on top and the grains on the bottom, with a mound of this on the plate and whatever your Main or Protein is on top. Another idea for this grain blend is for the the base of a protein bowl. Make up a Protein Bowl with this and top with say an egg, or tofu or what have you, vegetarian or non. You can make this mix with water, butter and a little salt. Even better would be to use broth (veggie broth, chicken broth, etc) which of course make it even more flavorful. You could even toss in some veggies too if you like, maybe adding frozen peas or spinach (yum!) or mixed frozen veggies. Add them during the last 3 minutes of cooking. It’s easy to make and fairly foolproof.

Instructions: Bring 1 3/4 cups water or broth to a boil. Add 1 tbl butter (or EVOO). Add 1 1/4 cup Harvest Blend. Once its boiling again, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook covered for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Fluff and serve.

A 16 oz bag now goes for $2.99. This is something I must have in the house at all times. Its super fast, easy, healthy, and lasts a long time in the pantry. I find this great for those times when you think you have “nothing to eat” in the house. I can make this grain dish, open a can of TJ’s terrific poached salmon , put it on top. Dinner in 10 minutes with almost no effort!

Harvest Grain Blend is really good and worth trying. It helps make up for the loss of the brown rice medley TJ’s used to sell! (don’t get us fans started 😉

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


5 Comments (+add yours?)

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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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  5. Barry Auskern
    Feb 23, 2023 @ 18:50:27

    I like the idea of it, but . . . . the cooking times are weird. Ten minutes of simmering is not nearly enough for the chickpeas, & so you wind up with the couscous perfectly cooked but w/ the chickpeas still quite hard. And they could use more quinoa in the mix.



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