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Feta Wheat-Berry Salad


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Ingredients:

  • 1 c Wheat; spelt, or rye berries (available at natural foods stores)
  • 1/2 c Diced Feta; (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/2 c Thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 c Julienne strips of seedless cucumber
  • 5 tb Olive oil
  • 1/4 c Julienne strips of drained bottled roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 c Mixed minced fresh herbs such as parsley; mint, and dill plus herb sprigs for garnish
  • 2 tb Fresh lemon juice; or to taste
  • 1 tb Red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tb Chopped pitted brine-cured black olives
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1 Garlic clove; minced dried hot red pepper flakes to taste

Directions:

In a kettle of boiling salted water cook the wheat berries for 1 hour, or until they are tender, and drain them. In a large bowl stir together the wheat berries, the Feta, the onion, the cucumber, the oil, the roasted pepper, the minced herbs, the lemon juice, the vinegar, the olives, the cumin, the garlic, the red pepper flakes, and salt to taste and garnish the salad with the herb sprigs.
 
Serves 4 to 6.
 
Gourmet January 1993
 
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