Lentil & wheat berry salad

I’ve been trying to think of ways to switch up some of my staple meals in an effort to be a bit more healthy and eat more veggies. This salad is one that my mother made over the holidays and it was a hit with everyone that tried it. As you may know, I love recipes that don’t really need to be followed precisely. Once I got a sense of the basic ingredients for the salad and dressing, I customized this recipe for what I had on hand and what I wanted to eat.

Berry-Lentil-Salad

In the salad:

  • 1 1/5 cups lentils 
  • 1/2 cup cooked wheat berries
  • 1/4 yellow pepper
  • 1/4 cup broccoli 
  • 1/2 zucchini 
  • 2 stalks green onion
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes

In the dressing: 

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 

All of the above are pretty approximate, so definitely experiment and make the recipe suit your own tastes. As for the veggies, everything is finely chopped and the wheat berries are cooled before being mixed in. Once you get the contents all together, add the dressing, mix, and serve! 

On another note, I currently have a lovely loaf of whole wheat, seven grain, cranberry loaf rising and waiting for the oven. Another post will follow shortly!

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One response to “Lentil & wheat berry salad”

  1. wendy@chezchloe says :

    Great! I think our little bevy of bloggers are all on a January eat right plan. This fits perfectly. Will give it a try next week. Thanks!

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