Wheatberry Salad with Seared Brie
Our Raspberry Habanero Sauce gives this pretty salad an unexpected and spicy kick.
- 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) uncooked hard red wheatberries (see Cook’s Tip)
- 8 cups (2 L) fresh arugula
- 8 oz (250 g) fresh strawberries, quartered
- 4 green onions with tops, thinly sliced
- 1 log (6 oz/175 g) Brie cheese
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1 large Granny Smith apple, diced
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
- 3/4 cup (175 mL) Raspberry Habanero Sauce
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
Bring wheatberries and 4 cups (1 L) water to a boil in (3-qt./2.8-L) Saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, 25-30 minutes or until tender. Remove Saucepan from heat; drain and rinse wheatberries under cold running water.
Combine vinaigrette ingredients in Small Batter Bowl; whisk until well blended. Reserve 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the vinaigrette for later use. Combine wheatberries, arugula, strawberries and green onions in Stainless (4-qt./4-L) Mixing Bowl. Add remaining vinaigrette; toss to coat using Chef’s Tongs.
Slice Brie log crosswise into 18 rounds using Santoku Knife. Place flour into Coating Tray. Lightly dredge Brie rounds in flour. Spray Executive (10-in./24-cm) Skillet (do not use stainless cookware) with canola oil using Kitchen Spritzer; heat over medium-high heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Cook Brie rounds 45-60 seconds per side or until golden brown. (Do not overcook.)
To serve, divide wheatberry mixture among serving plates; top with apple and Brie rounds. Drizzle with reserved vinaigrette and sprinkle with pecans. Serve immediately.
- 6 servings of 2 cups/500 mL salad
- servings of 3 Brie rounds
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 460, Total Fat 18 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 30 mg, Sodium 190 mg, Carbohydrate 62 g, Fiber 8 g, Protein 15 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:
2 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1 high-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat (4 carb)
Wheatberries are whole, unprocessed kernels of wheat and have a nutty flavor. They can be found in the natural food section of most major grocery stores.