I am having warm fuzzies looking at these veggies right now. How was your weekend?! Mine was flipping fantastic! The husband and I headed up north to a resort here in Minnesowtarrr. It was a lot of fun. We went fishing!
And I was let loose at the controls of this bad boy:
Another awesome weekend away. We are doing a pretty excellent job of escaping the city at the weekends this summer, if I do say so myself. Check out some of my other summer adventures:
Gosh and I didn’t even blog about my adventures in Baltimore or fourth of july at another friend’s cabin. Sigh…summer.
Anyway, back to this weekend and the resort.
We also “played” tennis and ate a lot of fried food.
Needless to say that upon my return I was somewhat craving freshness and veggies so I pretty much inhaled this after I made it.
I’m going out on a limb and saying you would inhale it too. I wasn’t sure about the cheese/balsamic combo but paired with the wheat berries it just lent it this awesome nutty flavour. I liked it a lot.
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- 6-8 mushrooms, cut into small chunks
- 1/2 cup broccoli, cut into small florets
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup wheat berries
- 2-3 ounces parmesan cheese (or gruyere, or gouda, or fontina…you get the picture), shaved
- small handful of chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine the carrots, tomatoes, garlic, broccoli, mushrooms, and onion in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat. Spread the vegetables on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper, and roast for 25 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- Meanwhile, rinse and drain the wheat berries. Bring 2 cups of water to boil, season with salt, and add the wheat berries. Cook for one hour, until soft but still chewy in the center. Drain.
- Combine the cooked wheat berries and vegetables, then add the cheese and basil. Whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil with the balsamic vinegar, seasoning with salt and pepper, and drizzle over the wheat berry mixture.