Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CEiMB - Wheat Berry Salad with Lemon Chicken

Posting a bit early on this one. 

Hostess this week:  Leslie of Lethally Delicious  This salad did not appeal to me at all, but Leslie is one of my favorite blogger friends and I wanted to cook with her this week.  Hop over to her blog on the link above and get the recipe there for this salad.

First of all, what ARE wheat berries?  I have never heard of or eaten any that I know of.  I looked for them at Publix, but did not find anything called wheat berries.  I thought a good substitution might be Bulgar Cracked Wheat.  I mean if I don't know what a wheat berry is, I could pretty much substitute anything I wanted to and call it a good substitution, right?  Actually, the photo of the wheat berry reminds me of Sugar Smacks cereal but I sort of figured that would not work.  This was a very easy to prepare and light dinner for us.  Funny, we liked it except for the Bulgar Wheat substitution.  I guess that will teach me!  Maybe it will be better tomorrow after it has chilled?  The chicken was delicious.

The wheat did not take long to cook - only 15 minutes.  I left the scallions out since Chandler is not a fan.  I added some onion flakes instead.


Kayte said...

Wow that looks truly wonderful! So pretty, too. I don't know if I will get to this today or not...I wasn't going to do it at all actually and then decided that maybe I would, so I'm a little lacking in the effort department this week. You did a great job with it all.

Joanne said...

It looks really good. I thought about the bulgur as well then opted for brown rice. It was SUPER! Guess I'd like to try the wheat berries.
I won't be posting my version until next week. It's been a bit crazy with the marathon, etc.

Leslie said...

You know, I didn't think about wheat berries being hard to find but I know several of us had problems. Bulgar is a good sub (pearled barley - which might be hard to find too - would work well, too)> I'm glad you gave it a try and got a tasty dinner out of it. Thanks for cooking with me this week!