Thursday, July 15, 2010
Knowing how I feel about summer food, you know I also can't just go three months without eating. Though that would be awesome for my bod. Enough; let's get to it. You could double this if you were making salad for a crowd. This is about 4 smallish-medium size servings.
1 c. wheatberries
juice of one lime
olive oil (1/2 the amount of the lime juice)
1/3 English cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced ~1/3 in thick
1 orange, red or yellow pepper, chopped
1/4 large red onion, minced
3 c loosely packed spinach leaves
1 lb cooked shrimp, preferably marinated
Bring 3 c salted water to a boil. Add wheatberries and return to boil. Reduce to low and simmer for about 45 minutes. Drain. On the left, uncooked; on the right, cooked.
Toss wheatberries with veg, lime juice, olive oil and salt and pepper. I served the salad with the shrimp scattered on top. I used the Lime marinated cooked shrimp you can buy at Costco.
It's eight or nine dollars for around a pound, but you need to use it within a day or two of purchase.
You could add some cheese, but I didn't really feel it was appropriate here. You could switch out the shrimp for chopped grilled chicken or??? You could carmelize then cool the onion to give the salad a sweet smoky flavor. You could change up the veg and add some herbs. A chopped avocado would be nice here. The possibilities are endless.
Posted by suddenly sahm at 10:28 AM