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Grilled Shrimp with Greek Wheat Berry Salad Recipe

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Prep Time:
30 min

Cook Time:
1 Hr 15 Min

Servings:
4 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

Prep Time:
30 min

Cook Time:
1 Hr 15 Min

Servings:
4 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 C. uncooked hard wheat berries
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 4 C. hot water
  • 1/3 C. Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® 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 C. diced unpeeled English cucumber
  • 1 C. pitted kalamata olives, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 green onions, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 C. crumbled feta cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. PLACE wheat berries and 1/2 tsp. salt in medium saucepan. Cover with about 4 C. 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.
  2. WHISK oil, lemon juice, dill weed, garlic, black pepper and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt in large bowl. Combine 2 Tbsp. oil mixture with shrimp and red pepper in medium bowl; stir to coat. Let stand 15 minutes. Reserve remaining oil mixture.
  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.
  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.
  5. Three C. 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.

Nutrition

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