Seriously, I feel like eeeeeeeverything tastes better in the summer!! Who’s with me!!!!?
This salad is no different and it SCREAAAAAAMMMMMSSSSSS summer at your face! The cucumbers make it super refreshing, the melon makes it deliciously juicy, the wheat berries make things a little toasty, the cilantro brightens everything up, the cayenne adds a little kick and the lime-yogurt dressing bring it all together. And all of this is super easy and quick to to put together, which makes this salad perfect for any event, any day of the week, any time of the day!
In the summer, I usually make a big batch of wheat berries and keep refrigerated. This way, I can make more salads throughout the week and if it’s too hot, I don’t even have to boil anything! I just toss everything together and DONE!
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In a large bowl, season the wheat berries with the sesame seed oil, set aside
Using another large bowl, combine the melon, cucumber, onion and the cilantro, stir to combine
For the Dressing
Add yogurt, garlic, lime juice, cayenne, olive oil, and salt to a blender and blend until smooth
Combine melon mixture with the wheat berries, stir to combine
Add dressing to the mixture little by little, stirring gently to coat and salad is seasoned to your taste*
*I prefer my salads dressed lightly, so I always have leftover dressing which I use to dress other salads later. Keep any leftovers in a tight sealed container and refrigerated at all times, for ~3-5 days