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Saturday, February 21, 2009


Fresh Ingredients

1/2 cup orange juice

2 Granny Smith apples, cored, diced

2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped

1 shallot, minced

feta cheese (optional)

Storage Ingredients

3 cups cooked wheat berries, chilled

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup cashews, toasted, coarsely chopped

1 cup dried cranberries

In a small bowl, mix the vegetable oil, orange juice, vinegar, coriander, and cinnamon. Set aside. To the wheat berries add apples, mint, shallots, and cranberries. Toss with the dressing to coat. Prior to serving, add the roasted cashews.

Thank you to Charlene Blackburn for this wonderful recipe!

I love it when people share their tried and true methods for using whole wheat berries. This satisfying salad is another perfect way to finally start enjoying the wheat that’s been stored in your home for years. With very little work you can create a dish that’s packed with nutrition and such a fun gourmet alternative to the usual salad selections!


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