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FFwD: Wheat (Spelt) Berry and Tuna Salad

FFwD: Wheat (Spelt) Berry and Tuna Salad

This week’s French Friday’s with Dorie was a salad, which was just perfect because earlier in the week it was definitely salad weather around here. In addition, I was pretty excited for this one as I practically had everything already (always a bonus)!

I did use spelt berries instead of wheat berries, but I don’t think it made any noticeable difference in the finished dish. I halved it (since there are just two of us), skipped the tomato, and used a jazz apple instead of strictly red one.

For those that don’t have Around My French Table yet, this is basically just a tuna salad that is mixed with a Dijon vinaigrette, onion, apple, celery, chopped hard boiled eggs, avocado, red bell pepper, and cooked wheat (or spelt) berries and served over greens — in this case arugula. So delicious — crunchy, cool, and really flavorful!

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FFwD: Wheat (Spelt) Berry and Tuna Salad

FFwD: Wheat (Spelt) Berry and Tuna Salad

5 comments to FFwD: Wheat (Spelt) Berry and Tuna Salad

  • This week’s weather made the simple, but hearty substance of this salad a huge plus in my book.
    We used spelt berries too – I don’t think it changed anything at all.

  • Betsy

    Perfect for this weather, I agree! What a great salad!

  • I used a jazz apple as well! 🙂 Your salad looks perfect!

  • Liz

    Looks like a delicious adaptation!!!

  • I hang my head, not only for my late comment, but because I have never made anything with spelt berries. There are so many different ways you can go with grains with this versatile salad. I loved it also but used Israeli couscous. Yours looks beautiful by the way and very jazzy!