Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wheat Berry & Spinach Salad

My friend Kate broke her arm last week and had to have surgery.  I was really worried about her and kept asking to see her, so MaMa fixed her family dinner and we took it over.  MaMa made them one of our favorite meals, Lentil & Brown Rice Burritos (you can find the recipe here).  To round out the meal she put a Wheat Berry and Spinach Salad and completed it with a Chocolate Vinegar cake (we'll post the recipe's super yummy, even though the name makes you wonder.)

This salad is super easy, especially if you cook up the wheat berries ahead of time.  We like to cook a large batch of the wheat berries and then freeze them for moments just like these.  We always have them ready to throw in a recipe!  Not sure how to cook wheat berries?  Click here.

So for a easy, quick and healthy salad all you need are these 4 ingredients:

4 c spinach, washed
1/3 c Joseph's Grainery Hard Red Wheat Berries
2/3 c feta cheese
2/3 c craisins

Directions:  Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently.  Add salad dressing if you wish.

The wheat berries give you the crunch that croutons would, only they are much healthier for you.


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