Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Wheatberry Salad

A twist on tabbouleh! This recipe serves about 20 people.

I didn't measure when I made this, but these ratios are close enough... it's a very forgiving recipe.

Put the following ingredients in a large bowl and toss until mixed:

6 cups cooked wheat berries
1/4 cup finely chopped I'itoi onions - green parts only
1/4 cup finely chopped mint
1/2 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
1 cup chopped tomatoes, chopped into small chunks
1 small or 1/2 large red bell pepper, chopped into small chunks
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Drizzle over the top, and stir to mix well:

1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice

Salt to taste.

For best flavor, remove from the refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to serving, to remove the chill.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Santa Salsa

1 bunch raw red-stemmed chard, stemmed and chopped
5 roasted green chiles, skinned, deveined, seeded, and chopped
1 serrano chile with seeds, minced
1 clove garlic, mashed with salt
2-4 tablespoons leftover cranberry sauce
juice of half a lime
orange juice

Start to puree everything but the orange juice in a food processor or blender. With the machine running, add enough orange juice (about 1/4 cup) for a nice salsa consistency. Taste and add salt if necessary.

From Gretchen