I know, I know wheat doesn’t really sound like a summer salad but it’s mixed with all sorts of other fresh and light ingredients, plus it’s so delicious I had to share the recipe which is from Ellie Krieger and right here.
I actually used farro instead of wheat. Attention Whole Foods: How can you consider yourself a seller of ‘whole’ foods and not carry wheat grain? Um, it’s only the staff of life (according to the bible and my mom). I only had a tiny bit of wheat grain left and I of course I have to save it for its primary purpose: Easter grass growing. Duh. I also used a berry mix from Whole Foods which included golden raisins, dried cherries and dried blueberries. Such a great mix to have on hand for morning oatmeal, chicken salad, quinoa dishes, etc.
I served it with some homemade whole wheat bread (my sweet grandmother’s recipe right here). Perfection. She made this bread every other day for about 100 bazillion years. And those are even her pans above I inherited when she passed. I miss her terribly every time I use them.
The salad is so hearty you really don’t need anything else with it and it keeps well (i.e. no greens!). And now I know what to do with all those bins wheat grain if I’m ever caught in some kind of natural disaster and living in my parents basement (both situations would be unfortunate to say the least). You simply boil it up like rice, friends! I just saved all of our lives right there. You’re welcome.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>