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Grain Salad Stuffed Pastry Shells

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A very happy late 4th of July to my fellow Americans. My 4th of July weekend was all about relaxing and of course, a lot of food. Today's post, I want to share with you a quick, healthy and delicious summer party appetizers and quick refreshing snack ideas. The star product today is the Suddenly Grain Salad box in Southwestern Grain, which contains brown rice, wild and red rice, quinoa, tomatoes, corn and a vinaigrette. I am really excited about today's post because this is my second time sharing how I use the betty crocker suddenly grain salads. I am a big fan of the Suddenly grain salad, they are easy  to make really filling and just good for you. Check out my post on how to make a Vegan Grain Salad Taco post here. 

You can pick this Suddenly Grain Salads and Pasta's at you local grocery store. Through the whole month of July, you can get 75 cents off the purchase of three Suddenly Salads at Publix. Get your coupon here! Make sure to read to the end of the post for your chance to win $15 in PayPal cash!

For your next summer barbecue party, make these simple, elegant looking, Grain Salad stuffed pastry shells. These appetizers take less than 30 minutes to make. You can assemble everything the day before a just stuff them in the pastry shells the day of the party. A great perfect bite-sized party snack that is filling and bursting with flavors. 

Here is what you will need to make these: 

- Chick Peas 
- Half chopped red onions 
- half cup of sweet corn 
- 1 chopped tomatoes 


Follow the instructions on the Suddenly grain salad box. Once you cooked the rice mixture, mix in the red onions, sweet corn, tomatoes and the vinaigrette packet in the box or you can just make your own by mixing salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil. Mix all the ingredients and set aside. I picked up the premade fillo pastry shells from the freezer section at my local grocery store. I baked the shells for less than 10 minutes or until golden brown. I stuffed the shells with the grain salad and that is it. super easy, delicious and a refreshing appetizer. You take a bite and you get a crisp from the shells and a soft filling from the grain salad. 

Any leftovers from the grain salad you can place it in a mason jar and add chick please and other extra topping and place in the fridge and snack on it or bring to  work. Just a great easy, healthy and yummy meal/option. 

What's so great about the Suddenly Salad Boxes is how affordable, delicious and easy to make they are.  They are perfect served cold or hot and are great for meal preps. If serving for dinner, I suggest adding sliced chicken,  shrimp, or even roasted veggies if you want to take this meal to the next level. 

$15 Paypal Cash Giveaway: 

To enter the giveaway, comment below your favorite way to serve Suddenly Grain Salad and what you are excited to make this summer using the Suddenly Grain Salads! Also,  don’t forget to use the Publix coupon to purchase the Suddenly Grain Salads and Suddenly Pasta Salad.  Click here to get it.

Winner of the $15 Paypal cash Giveaway is Amira Abutunis. Congrats girl and thanks to everyone who participated there will be more giveaways coming soon.

19 comments on "Grain Salad Stuffed Pastry Shells "
  1. I have never tried any of the Suddenly Grain Salads before. I am not sure how I would serve it. I would probably just serve it as a side salad with grilled burgers.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  2. I love serving it as a BBQ side dish and plan on using it in a salmon and crab salad I'm making soon!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  3. I want to make Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed Dressing and serve it with tortilla chips.

  4. My favorite way to serve Suddenly Grain Salad is with grilled chicken. I would make stuffed zucchini with the Suddenly Southwest Grains variety. Thanks for the chance. jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  5. My favorite way to serve Suddenly Grain Salad is with pork chops. I am very excited to make a chicken casserole using the Suddenly Grain Salad Tuscan variety.

  6. I like to serve grain salad with grilled chicken. I would also try it with grilled veggies

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  7. Oh your stuffed pastry shells look so amazing! I have to try those! I have never used the Suddenly Grain Salads before. I would love to try to stuff peppers or tomatoes with it! We have lots of those growing in our garden, and am always looking for neat ideas to put in them! I think that would be so good!
    landfjacobson @ charter . net

  8. These look delicious!! I'll have to give it a try- I love how you added your own fresh ingredients!


  9. deff with some chicken to give it some taste!

    1. Congrats girl you won. I will contact you via email about sending you the $15 PayPal cash.

      Thanks for participating.