Photo: Neil Dacosta
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup salad and 2 lamb chops)

Lacinato kale, often called dinosaur kale because of its crinkled, bumpy texture, grows year-round in the Pacific Northwest. Massaging the leaves with your hands tenderizes them and tones down their bitter edge, which is a little more pronounced with summer harvests.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 6 cups water and wheat berries to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 22 minutes or until slightly chewy. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle lamb with 1 tablespoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 6 lamb chops to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove lamb chops from pan. Let stand 5 minutes. Repeat procedure with remaining lamb chops. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon thyme over lamb chops.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, oil, vinegar, shallots, and honey in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Rub sliced kale between your hands 5 minutes or until just slightly wilted. Add wheat berries and kale to vinegar mixture; toss to coat. Top salad with strawberries and cheese.

Chef's Notes

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