The tender and chewy texture of the oat groats stands out in this fresh simple summer salad.
- 1 cup uncooked oat groats
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup red or yellow peppers chopped
- 1 cup cucumber seeded and chopped
- ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
- 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
- 2 peaches sliced
- ½ olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon or to taste
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Fresh ground pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the oat groats. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Check for doneness after 20 minutes, oats should be tender but still have texture. Drain and set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl add the cooled oats, peppers, cucumber, parsley, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- When ready to serve toss in the sliced peaches and feta cheese. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Garnish with fresh parsley.
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You can find oat groats at your local health food store.
Peaches should be ripe but firm.