Wheat Berry Salad Review


This recipe was on the Food Network. I usually only watch for ideas and inspriation but since most everything is not vegan I usually pass on experimenting! This Elli Kriegers recipe is all about CRUNCH and accidentally VEGAN! Of course it was calling me saying.... make me.... and I did, of course, I can't say no to good food!

Alright, this recipe was really easy to make! Here in California it is finally summer with temps going over 90 finally! With that in mind I really choose not to cook or cook as little as possible. With this recipe I just boiled the wheat berries and chopped up some veggies..... and dinner was done! 

What I love, love, LOVE about this recipe is all the texture and layers of flavor! It was crunchy and chewy yet somehow melted in my mouth! If that is even possible and though this recipe was meant for de-stressing with all the crunching and chewing, in way it felt like comfort food because it was so satisfying to eat!


1 1/2 cups uncooked hard wheat berries
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 stalks celery finely chopped
1/2 cup tart dried currants
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chia seeds
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


In a large pot combine the wheat berries and enough water to go a couple inches over the wheat berries. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for until tender, about 1 hour. Drain and let cool.

Toast the walnuts in a skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the wheat berries, currants, celery, walnuts, parsley, chia seeds, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.


~ Regan said...

OH man, that looks SO good! My GI Dr. just told me to avoid complex carbs, fruits and veggies. I am having the hardest time finding anything healthy to eat!! THis looks so yummy, it's going to be hard not to cheat. ;)

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