Spinach, Grilled Onion and Oat Groat Salad with Marinated Peppers

By | July 05, 2015


Rinse oat groats and place into a small saucepan. Cover with water and add a pinch of salt. Cook them over medium-low heat for roughly 35 to 45 minutes or until softened (some of the groats will pop open). Remove from heat. Strain and rinse under cold water until cooled.

In a sauté pan, warm 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-low heat. Add groats to pan and cook until toasted. When fragrant and slighlty browned, remove from heat and set aside.

Peel and cut red onion into 1/2-inch rounds. Brush a small amount of oil over onions and season with a pinch of salt. Grill onions over medium heat until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from grill to cool. Reserve.

To serve salad, place spinach into a bowl or onto a platter. Top spinach with with grilled onions, marinated peppers and toasted oat groats. Season with a drizzle of your favourite oil and vinegar


  • 4 cups spinach, washed and trimmed
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1/3 cup oat groats - we used Castor River Farms
  • 1 cup marinated peppers - see recipe
  • 1 tablespoon oil - extra virgin olive or sunflower
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