Friday, March 13, 2009

On the Menu Tonight - Happy Friday!!


Wheat Berry Salad with Bacon

Serves 4
1 cup wheat berries
kosher salt and pepper
1/2 cup pecan halves (about 2 ounces)
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1. In a large saucepan, combine the wheat berries, 4 quarts water, and 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Cook until tender but still slightly chewy, about 1 hour. Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350° F. Spread the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, tossing occasionally, until fragrant and toasted, 6 to 8 minutes. Roughly chop the nuts.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 7 to 8 minutes.
Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. When cool, crumble and add to the wheat berries, along with the pecans, cherries, parsley, shallots, oil, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir gently to combine.
Nutritional Information
Calories 442
Fat 22g
Sat Fat 3g
Cholesterol 10mg
Carbohydrate 52g
Sodium 466mg
Fiber 12g
Sugar 8g
P.S. Happy Friday the 13th!!


Krissy said...

YUM! Happy Friday- have a great weekend dear.

Honeygo Beasley said...

Yey for fibre! Good choice. Enjoy the weekend...

Content in a Cottage said...

Sabina, That looks delicious. I think I could eat the whole thing.
Enjoy your weekend. ♥Rosemary

Linda Lou said...

Healthy and delicious for a Friday night supper-YUM!! We had stir fried veggies, chicken and brown rice- and watched MILK!! Great film.

jenjen said...

What delicious and healthy dinner. Sounds wonderful!


Marnie said...

howdy sabina - you won one of my frames over at pve design - what a coincidence! i found your blog thru Hidden in France- corine thought i would like your blog and i do - we have left comments back and forth - around and around the blog wheel goes. I hope you like the frame

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

This sounds and looks delicious!

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