3 Awesome Rye Recipes for Summer

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Rye is one of the healthiest grains on the planet offering a number of great benefits for the body such as aiding in digestion, weight control, and reducing the risks of high blood pressure and heart attacks. Rye may not be the first ingredient people think of when creating tasty recipes, but these recipes are sure to please even the toughest of critics.


Rye Berry Salad with Orange Vinaigrette  


This refreshing rye berry salad is a great addition to any summer cookout.


3 cups water

1 cup hot water

1 cup uncooked rye berries

3 tablespoons dried currants or raisins

¼ cup fresh parsley chopped

1 ½ cups finely chopped celery

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¾ teaspoon salt, divided

¼ cup finely chopped shallots

1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon grated orange rind

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons Champagne vinegar or white vinegar


  • Combine rye berries and 3 cups water in saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour. Drain.
  • Mix 1 cup hot water and currants or raisins in small bowl and let stand for 30 minutes. Drain.
  • Combine currants or raisins, rye berries, parsley, celery, and ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  • Combine shallots, ¼ teaspoon salt, juice, rind, and vinegar in a small bowl and stir well. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Stir in oil with a whisk. Pour shallot mix over rye mix and toss to coat.

See the full recipe here.


Violet Bakery Rye Brownies


Melissa Clark

Rye may not be the first ingredient you think of when baking brownies, but the rye flour in these moist brownies does an excellent job of enhancing the flavor of these chocolatey treats. The perfect ending to an outdoor BBQ,


11 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into ½-inch cubes

1 ½ cups whole grain rye flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

10 ½ ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

½ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

4 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon flaky sea salt (for sprinkling on top)


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 9-by-13 baking pan.
  • Using double boiler melt the butter and chocolate, stir with heatproof rubber spatula. Let cool. If you don’t have a double boiler, set a metal bowl over a saucepan with 1 inch of simmer water, making sure bowl doesn’t touch the water.
  • In separate bowl whisk together rye flour, baking powder, cocoa, and sea salt.
  • Using electric mixer, beat eggs, brown and granulated sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate mixture until smooth. Beat in flour mixture.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle flaky sea salt on top.
  • Bake until brownies are mostly firm, but with a slight wobble in center, about 25 minutes. Cool completely and serve.

View the complete recipe here.


Dark Rye Bread



There’s nothing better than a warm loaf of bread. This easy rye bread recipe is made with a bread maker. Simple, delicious, and goes great with any meal.

IngredientsWhole Grain Recipes

1 1/8 cups water

1 ½ cups rye flour

2 tablespoons molasses

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa power

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon caraway seed

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons bread machine yeast


  • Place all ingredients in pan of bread machine. Follow recommendations of manufacturer.
  • Select basic cycle, and press start!

View the full recipe here.

Looking for more recipes? Check out these tasty whiskey glazes perfect for summer grilling!


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