Grilled Shrimp with Greek Wheat Berry Salad

Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 1 Hr 15 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked hard wheat berries
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 3 tbsps. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. dill weed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 16 large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into about 20, 3/4-inch squares
  • 2 cups diced unpeeled English cucumber
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 green onions, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Step 1

    PLACE wheat berries and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium saucepan. Cover with about 4 cups hot water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until tender. Drain.

  • Step 2

    WHISK oil, lemon juice, dill weed, garlic, black pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Combine 2 tablespoons oil mixture with shrimp and red pepper in medium bowl; stir to coat. Let stand 15 minutes. Reserve remaining oil mixture.

  • Step 3

    THREAD red pepper and shrimp onto four soaked wooden or metal skewers, beginning and ending with red pepper. Grill, turning once, until shrimp are pink and opaque in center, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  • Step 4

    ADD cooked wheat berries, cucumber, olives and green onion to reserved oil mixture. Mix well. Spoon onto serving plates. Place cooked kabobs over salad mixture. Sprinkle with feta cheese.

  • Step 5

    Three cups cooked orzo pasta or plain couscous may be used in place of wheat berries, if desired. Cook orzo or couscous according to package directions; then proceed as directed above in step 2.

Serving size
(1/4 of recipe)

  • Calories 520
  • Calories from Fat240g
  • Total Fat 28g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 1260mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 51g
  • Dietary Fiber 9g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 18g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet