Dig deep layered summer salad

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Hard wheat berries; see * Note
6 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
¼ cup White wine vinegar
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Freshly-ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Sugar
½ teaspoon Celery seed
1 cup Olive oil
¾ Head celery
1½ cup Dried tart cherries
10 ounces Maytag blue cheese; crumbled
1 small Green cabbage head
5 larges Carrots

* NOTE: Pearl barley can be substituted for the hard wheat berries. Place the wheat berries in a small stockpot, and add 2 quarts water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer the berries until tender, about 40 minutes. Drain in a colander, and transfer to a large glass serving bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, sugar, and celery seed. In a slow, steady stream, whisk in the olive oil until completely combined. Drizzle 2 tablespoons dressing over the wheat berries. Remove strings from celery and slice thinly on the diagonal. Arrange the celery slices over the wheat berries, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons dressing. Cover the celery with cherries, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons dressing. Crumble half the blue cheese over the top of the cherries, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons dressing. Thinly shred the cabbage. Peel and grate the carrots. In a medium bowl, toss together the shredded cabbage and 3 tablespoons dressing; layer the cabbage over the blue cheese. Layer the carrots over the cabbage, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons dressing. Crumble the remaining blue cheese over the carrots, and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Cover the salad, and transfer to the refrigerator for 24 hours to allow the flavors to develop.

Remove the salad from the refrigerator, and serve at room temperature.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Cuisine: "Mexican" Source: "Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Jun 1997" S(Formatted for MC5): "by Lynn Thomas - Lynn_Thomas@..." Per serving: 361 Calories (kcal); 28g Total Fat; (66% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 454mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1½ Fruit; 5 ½ Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates Recipe by: Martha Stewart

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