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Farewell to Summer Salad: Cracked Wheat Salad with Seasonal Fruit

Posted by Peggy on September 1, 2016

Cracked Wheat Salad with Fresh Fruit, Black Beans and Feta
Recipe: Cracked Wheat Salad with Fresh Fruit, Black Beans and Feta

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried black beans, (1, 8-ounce can drained beans may be substituted)
  • 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 scant teaspoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 cup fruit-infused vinegar
  • Apx. 10 small apricots, washed, pitted and sliced
  • Apx. 16 fat, sweet cherries, washed, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2-1 cup loosely packed fresh mint or parsley, washed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut oil
  • Cayenne

Instructions

  1. Soak beans in 3 cups of water at least 6-8 hours. Drain liquid, rinsed, sort and place in a pan filled with 3 cups salted water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook 1-2 hours or until beans are tender.
2.  Cook cracked wheat (bulgur) according to package instructions. 3.  Macerate shallot in vinegar 15 minutes. 4. Combine cooked beans, cracked wheat, feta, apricots, cherries, pistachios and 1/2 cup of mint of parsley. 5. To make a vinaigrette, whist oil into shallot-vinegar mixture. Toss with salad and then season to taste with kosher salt, cayenne and additional mint or parsley, if desired.

Soak beans time: 6-8 hours

Cook beans time: 1-2 hours

Assemble salad time: 30 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 6-8 SERVINGS

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