Monday, May 12, 2008

Wheat Berry Salad and Red Fruit

I have been looking for Wheat Berry recipies lately. If you have any favorites, please leave a comment!

1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup dried cranberries
3 cups Cooked Wheat Berries
1 large Fuji apple, unpeeled, diced
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted and coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Combine orange juice and cranberries in a small bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes. Combine wheat berries, apple and pecans in a large bowl; stir gently. Drain the cranberries, reserving the juice. Stir the cranberries into the wheat berry mixture. Whisk the reserved orange juice, vinegar and oil in a small bowl until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the salad and stir gently to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature.

To toast pecans, spread nuts onto a baking sheet and baje at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes.

Recipe source: Alton Brown

1 comment:

angiesrecipes said...

sounds yummy! i've just started cooking with wheat berries, to try to get more whole grains in our diet. but i'm still trying to figure out the best way to cook them. do you use a pressure cooker, or do you just do it the long way, boiling them for an hour and a half (or something like that). i'll have to try this sometime! thanks!