Sunday, August 16, 2009

Multigrain and Legume Salad (makes about 10 cups)

3/4 cup wheat berries
1/2 cup pearl barley
1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup navy beans
1/2 cup green lentils
1/2 cup black turtle beans
1/3 cup green mung beans
1/3 cup azuki beans
(all of the above are dried ingredients)
1/2 red bell pepper, fine dice
2 bulbs green onions, green parts only, finely slices
1 cup canola oil
6 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tbs honey
2 tbs light soy sauce
kosher salt/fresh ground pepper

Separately cook, in salted water, each of the grains and legumes to tender/firm. Cooking times will vary a little, but the wheat berries and beans will take about 30 minutes each. Having several small pots going at once will help significantly cut down the time required.

Whisk together dressing ingredients. Toss together with grains, legumes and vegetables. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Where to find it: All of the dried grains and legumes are available at Springfield Bulk Foods.

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