Wheat Berry Salad

  • 1 c. uncooked wheat berries
  • 2 c. water
  • 4 c. chopped kale or other hearty leafy green
  • 2 T. sliced green onion
  • 1 c. chopped snow peas
  • 1 c. chopped cucumber
  • 1 c. chopped tomato
  • 2 T. roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 c. vinaigrette dressing of your choice

To make the wheat berries: Combine the wheat berries and water in your rice cooker and allow to soak for 30-60 minutes. Turn the rice cooker on and place the lid on the cooker. Allow the wheat berries to cook until tender and chewy — about 30 minutes. *Note: This step can easily be done in advance and cooked wheat berries can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Combine 1 cup of the wheat berries (save the rest of the berries for another use) with the remaining ingredients. Toss well to coat with the dressing and otherwise combine. Serve alongside your favorite summer meals.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: About 90 minutes (wheat berries can be made in advance and then prep time is very fast)
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