May 21, 2023
Wheat Berries apricot salad with olives, mint and Sumac
I am adding Wheat Berries to my grain salad list. They hold up well, can be served hot or at room temperature or cold, and are great for soaking up lemony bits of dressing and flavor. This salad is dairy free but a crumbled-up block of feta or goat cheese would be nice to add too. If you are wondering what Sumac is it has a tart, lemony flavor that is often used to add acidity and brightness to dishes. It’s like a hit of citrus in spice form.
Wheat berries are the whole kernel of wheat, with the bran, germ, and endosperm intact. They are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients. Wheat berries can be cooked and eaten as a side dish, added to salads, or used in soups and stews. They can also be ground into flour for baking.
To cook wheat berries, conventionally rinse them well and then place them in a pot with a ratio of 2 cups of water to 1 cup of wheat berries. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the wheat berries are tender. Drain any excess water and serve.
Or cook them in the Instant Pot As I did here:
Wheat berries can be stored in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 6 months.
Here is my first salad with the berries and it was wonderful served with Chicken Marbella from the Silver Palette Cookbook.
This wheat berry salad is fresh and citrusy with sumac, mint, and lemon juice You can cook wheat berries on your stovetop or in your Instant Pot.
Wheat Berry Apricot Salad with Olives, Mint and Sumac
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For The Dressing
This wheat berry salad is fresh and citrusy with sumac, mint, and lemon juice
You can cook wheat berries on your stovetop or in your Instant Pot.