A Warm Sweetcorn & Garden Pea Ebly Salad

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Ebly is a wheat berry where the entire wheat kernel (except for the hull), composed of the bran, germ, and endosperm is in tact. Wheatberries have a tan to reddish brown color and are available as either a hard or soft processed grain. They are often added to salads or baked into bread to add a crunchy texture. When wheat berries are milled the resulting flour is whole wheat
This side dish is often called Ebly, from the name of the first brand of cooked wheatberries.

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My parents first came across this gorgeous grain at a close aunt’s house. She had made a wonderful dish with a variety of vegetables and Ebly and my Mum especially couldn’t stop raving about it! She loved it so much that she instantaneously that week went and bought some. Low and behold I got her Ebly vegetable dish to try out straight away. I now can look back and understand why both my parents took to it so. A comforting grain that feels good once eaten. It is also able to absorb the flavours you throw at it! I too fell in love and now it’s your turn!

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A couple of days ago my Dad sent me a couple of pictures via email of his sweetcorn and pea Ebly dish which looked delightful! Yesterday I wrote down his exact recipe and as always couldn’t wait to share with you all, my friends! So here it is, a healthy and light meal for anytime of the day. Thank you Dad for the excellent recipe and pictures! Love you x

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Ebly pre boiled as per instruction
1½ cup frozen peas
1½ cup frozen sweetcorn
½ tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp cumin seeds
⅓ tsp turmeric
salt to taste
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Fresh coriander to garnish

METHOD

• Heat the oil in a large shallow saucepan, throw in the cumin seeds along with the sweetcorn and peas. Mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes

• Season with salt and add turmeric. You may want to add a little water if less moisture. Cover and cook for a further 10-12 minutes

• Stir in the pre cooked Ebly, re-season if need me, squeeze over the lemon juice and combine well and warm through on a low heat for 5 minutes

• Garnish with freshly chopped coriander

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22 thoughts on “A Warm Sweetcorn & Garden Pea Ebly Salad

  1. I had never heard of Ebly, but I think it is now one of my favorite grains. That looks so delicious I want to make it right now, but I’ll have to make a trip to the grocery first. Huge sigh.

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