BASIL GRAIN SALAD

3 c. cooked grains
1 lb. small summer squash, halved & cut into 1/4 in. slices
2 c. cooked corn kernels
3/4 c. tightly packed minced fresh basil
1/4 c. thinly sliced scallion greens
1/4 c. olive oil
3 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice or balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. sea salt, or to taste

Place the cooked grains in a large serving bowl. Add zucchini, corn, basil, and scallion greens and toss. In a food processor or jar, prepare the dressing by combining the remaining ingredients. Pour the dressing over the grain mixture and toss well. Taste and add more lemon juice and salt, if needed. Serves 4 to 6.

Variation: Substitute fresh dill or cilantro for the basil.

(Complete Vegetarian Kitchen by Lorna Sass)

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