I’ve had some variation of this salad tucked away for a bit now. It started out fairly simple: sorghum, cucumbers, and red onions but morphed into this version I’m sharing today. While I was home over the holiday, I went to make the earlier version but after thinking about it, the salad felt a bit bare. It was at this point that I started to dig around in the refrigerator. A bit of feta? Great! Some olives and artichokes- makes it even better!
I stopped short of tossing everything in (I was eyeing the sun-dried tomatoes but decided to leave those out.) And I’m sure you might be tired of seeing sorghum from me but I’m in love (it’s like that person you just started dating and that’s all you can talk about, sorry friends!) I’ve always loved pearl couscous and sorghum is roughly the same size but has a bit of chewiness to it.
- 1 medium cucumber, diced
- 1 cup cooked sorghum grain
- ¼ cup chopped kalamata olives*
- ¼ cup chopped artichoke hearts*
- ¼ cup minced scallions
- 4-5 basil leaves, julienned
- 2-3 ounces feta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Combine sorghum, olives, artichokes, scallions, basil, and feta in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and black pepper. Pour over salad and toss to combine.
*Grains that would pair well with this if you don't want to use sorghum: quinoa, wheat berries, or pearl couscous (not a grain, but quick and delicious.)