Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad + Sablé Breton Galette with Berries

I hope all my U.S. readers had a fun Fourth of July yesterday!  Perhaps you took today off too and enjoyed a long weekend.  Yesterday we took a drive past a very busy Lake Tahoe and went instead to a much less busy (though busier than usual) Spooner Lake for a picnic lunch and a walk.  I wrote about Spooner Lake last year.

I will be telling you about two French Fridays with Dorie dishes today:  Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad, and Sablé Breton Galette with Berries.

Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad

Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad

Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad was the perfect dinner for this hot week we’ve been having.  The wheat berries and hard-boiled eggs were cooked early in the day, and the rest was just assembly.

I don’t believe I have eaten cooked wheat berries before (though I already had some for making sprouted wheat bread).  I liked their chewy texture.

The wheat berries were tossed with a simple vinaigrette, celery, onion, red pepper, red apple, and albacore tuna.  The salad was placed on a bed of mixed greens, then topped with grape tomatoes, avocado, and hard-boiled eggs.

I really liked this salad!  The flavor combination was great.  My husband said he liked everything but the wheat berries.  He also declared his love for hard-boiled eggs and said if I made a batch of them every week he would eat them for breakfasts and snacks.  In fact, he has brought up the idea of hard-boiled eggs (and also gone so far as to suggest deviled eggs) every day since we ate this salad, so I see more hard-boiled eggs in our future.

Sablé Breton Galette with Berries

Sable Breton Galette with Blueberries

I made Sablé Breton Galette with Berries last week on my birthday.

What makes this galette special is the crust.  Instead of a typical tart crust, this is a soft cookie-like crust inspired by the buttery sablé cookie from the Brittany region of France.

I made four small galettes (galettelettes?) instead of one large.  They were topped with homemade lemon curd (from the recipe given in the book) and blueberries. Heavenly!

The French Fridays with Dorie group does not share recipes, but Dorie herself shared the recipe for this galette in her newsletter.  If you do not own a copy of Around My French Table (why not?), you can find the recipe here.

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9 responses to “Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad + Sablé Breton Galette with Berries

  1. A beautiful salad and a yummy looking galette. Glad you had a great time on 4th of July.

  2. Sounds like a nice way to spend the 4th :-)

    The salad and galette both look like great summer foods. Stay cool!

  3. Oooh, I did love that galette. I may need to make that one again while the berries are in season.

  4. Happy Belated Birthday, Karen. Your salad and your galette look wonderful. I loved the galette in particular. We went strawberry picking yesterday and I hope to make it again this week. Hope you are staying cool. Crazy weather. It’s been really hot here too.

  5. Anonymous

    Youir little mini-galetteletts look very tasty. Didn’t you love the lemon curd. Now I could eat lemon curd every day. What a nice way to enjoy your birthday. Félicitations. Is your husband from the Midwest? I grew up on hard-boiled eggs, potato salad, and deviled eggs. My mother took the last two items to every picnic, church social and late-Spring, Summer gathering. Your salad looks perfect.

  6. Love your little mini galettes…so pretty! The salad was wonderful…glad you enjoyed it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  7. Both of these recipes look awesome. I’m a big fan of wheat berries, and the combination of flavours sounds great. But my heart is with that gorgeous galette! I’m hoping to try it this summer while the fresh fruit is still on.

  8. Wierd, I am anonymous here also. Maybe I didn’t fill out the info below which I will do now:

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