Friday, July 22, 2011

Wheat Berry Salad with Zucchini and Mozzarella
Thanks Erin!

1⁄4 cup pine nuts
3 or 4 medium zucchini (about 1 1⁄2 pounds), halved lengthwise
1⁄4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and black pepper
2 cups cooked wheat berries
1 teaspoon minced garlic, or to taste
1⁄2 cup fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried
3 tablespoons sherry or white wine vinegar
1 cup cubed mozzarella, optional

1. Toast the pine nuts in a small, dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until lightly browned. Remove from the pan.

2. Turn on the broiler; the heat should be medium-high and the rack about 4 inches from the fire. Brush the zucchini with the 1 tablespoon oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and broil, turning as needed, until lightly charred on both sides and beginning to soften, 5 minutes or more. When they’re cool enough to handle, cut the zucchini into chunks or slices.

3. Toss together the zucchini, wheat berries, garlic, and about half of the dill in a large salad bowl. Add the vinegar and 1⁄4 cup oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss again. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. (The salad can be made ahead to this point and refrigerated for up to a day.) To serve, toss the mozzarella into the salad, along with the remaining dill.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Oh, do try this with some Himalayan pink salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing I recently got some and have started using it on everything! The flavor is incredible (and who would think salt could do that, but it does!).... Thanks for sharing!