Dakota's five-grain salad

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 quarts ;Water
4 cups Mixed grains*
1 cup Diced avocado
1 cup Diced yellow pepper
1 cup Chopped arugula
1 cup Finely diced red cabbage
4 tablespoons Finely crumbled blue cheese
8 tablespoons Olive oil
4 tablespoons Lemon juice
3 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper

*Soft wheat berries, hard wheat berries, buckwheat groats, rye and barley.

Bring water and grains to a boil, then simmer 20 to 25 minutes until cooked but still firm. Drain and cool. Toss grains with remaining ingredients.

Severson is particularly fond of this salad, saying: "I like that the background tastes don't overpower the grains. When you're finished, you feel like you've done something good for yourself." From Executive chef Jim Severson/Dakota's/600 N. Akard/Dallas, TX in "Texas Monthly." July 1993, Vol. 21, No. 7. Pg. 136. Typed for you by Cathy Harned.

Submitted By CATHY HARNED On 12-03-94

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