Fri 5 Sep, 2008 02:41 pm
I found this unique Wheatberry Salad recipe and want to share it. Wheatberries are whole, compressed wheat kernels. They're a nutty, flavorful addition to healthy, main-course salads like this one, made with dried cranberries, pecans, apples and vegetables. ---BBB
2 cups wheat berries
4 quarts water
1 cup diced celery
1 pound roughly chopped smoked turkey or rotisserie chicken
1 tart apple, peeled, cored and diced (about 1 cup)
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons walnut or corn oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoos Worchesterhire sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage, or 1 teaspoon dried
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, or more to taste
Place wheat berries in a large pot; add water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until tender, about 1 hour. Drain in a colander and cool.
Place wheat berries in a large bowl; stir in remaining ingredients. Serve cold or at room temperature. Store in a refrigerator. Serves 10.
I've never heard of wheatberries. Are they like GrapeNuts?
I'll have to buy some to try first, BBB 'cause like EhBeth, I've never tried them. Sound yummy tho'.
The salad sounds good even without wheat berries. I've never had them, but it would be interesting to try.
My wife and I are into salads more, but never heard of wheatberries. We went to the Sweet Tomato for dinner last nite, and feasted on salads and clam chowder.