broccolini & wheat berry salad with lemon-scallion yogurt

The combination of slightly charred broccolini and a citrusy yogurt was just too good to pass by. We completed the meal with slivers of dried figs, fragrant...

By: Anna Decker / 05/23/2016

They’re chewy and sturdy enough that they’d make a delicious lunch the next day if you have any leftovers. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

What you'll need: 2 scallions ¾ cup soft winter wheat berries ¼ oz fresh rosemary 2 oz dried figs 2 oz walnuts 2 lemons 7 oz, 2% Greek yogurt 8 oz broccolini ½ oz fresh parsley olive oil coarse salt freshly ground black pepper

Equipment: medium saucepan rimmed baking sheet

Recipe steps: 1. Cook wheat berries Preheat oven to 400ºF. Trim ends from scallions and finely chop. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Add ½ of scallion and sauté, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add wheat berries and sauté until toasted, 1 minute. Add 1 teaspoon salt and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer, covered, until tender, 20 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl.

  1. Prep ingredients Pick leaves from rosemary stems and roughly chop leaves. Thinly slice figs. Spread walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until fragrant and golden, 8–10 minutes. Roughly chop walnuts.

  2. Make lemon-scallion yogurt Turn oven to broil. Place yogurt, juice from 1 lemon, remaining scallion, and 1 tablespoon water in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and stir until smooth.

  3. Broil broccolini Toss broccolini with 2 tablespoons oil on a rimmed baking sheet; season well with salt and pepper. Broil until lightly charred, shaking sheet halfway through, 4–5 minutes.

  4. Make wheat berry salad Pick leaves from parsley stems. Add parsley leaves, rosemary, juice of remaining lemon, half of the walnuts, and 3 tablespoons oil to wheat berries. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine.

  5. Serve Divide wheat berry between two plates or a platter and top with broccolini, figs, remaining walnuts, and dollops of lemon-scallion yogurt. Enjoy!

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