Sweet and salty with a bit of acid, this salad is the perfect balance of flavors. Enjoy the hearty grain salad with a spicy green like dandelion or arugula.
By Carlynn Woolsey
If I had to use one word to describe this salad, it would be: “Balanced”. Sweet, Salty, and acidic.
In other words, it’s a jam-packed, flavor-filled bowl! If you have never had halloumi before, it’s a cross between a feta and a tougher mozzarella that doesn’t melt, lending itself to frying and grilling. It has a chewy texture, as do wheat berries, so this is definitely a filling bite. You could also use quinoa or even brown rice in place of the wheat berries, if you prefer.
Arugula would be a great substitute if you can’t find the dandelion greens yet or have a similar aversion to them.Print
JJBegonia is a silly nickname that my equally silly Dad gave me when I was a little girl. Needless to say, it stuck. My real name is Carlynn and I started my blog in September of 2012 to chronicle all of the things I love, and the things that inspire me, in one place. Over the course of the past ten years, I have lived in Boston, New York City, and L.A., and am currently in Upstate New York [where I grew up]. I graduated from Boston College with a double major in English and Psychology, and later returned to BC to obtain an MBA in Brand Management. My professional background is in Magazine Publishing/Advertising Sales, however I have always had a creative streak which is the driving force behind my blog. I am heavily influenced by food primarily because I love to eat (!), but also because I grew up in the restaurant industry. While I write and showcase many recipes, I adore sharing my favorite products, best style finds, and my life in general.