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Wheatberry Salads
Wheatberries are the unprocessed kernel of wheat, so they contain everything nutritious in wheat
grain: vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber.  Cook the wheatberries as
instructed below, then use some of the following ideas for wheatberry salads. One cup of wheatberries serves about
four people.  You can also add quinoa or wild rice to any of the recipe ideas to make a 3-grain
salad with twice the nutrient impact!

1        cp wheatberries
2 1/2    qts water

Wash berries thoroughly in a strainer with cold water before cooking.  Water should cover berries.
Simmer about an hour, until berries are tender but still chewy. Stir occasionally with a fork toward
end of cooking to be sure they don't clump.  Drain in a colander and cool to room temp.

All recipes below are inspired by Moosewood Restaurant, Epicurious.com, and Martha Stewart.

1.  Waldorf Salad

2	green or pippin apples, cored and chopped into small wedges
1/2	cp walnuts, chopped and toasted if desired
2	stalks celery, thinly sliced
1	cp seedless red grapes, halved, or
1	cp dried raisins, cranberries, and/or cherries
2	scallions, finely chopped

3	T rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
3	T fresh-squeezed orange or lime juice
2	T olive oil

Mix all ingredients together.

2.  Chicken Waldorf Salad

Martha Stewart makes a similar salad with grilled, shredded chicken breasts and 1/2 cp of
thinly sliced red onion.

3.  Marinated Tofu Salad  (Epicurious.com deserves credit for portions of this salad.)

For vinaigrette: 
  1/2 pounds tomatoes, chopped
  1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  2 teaspoons sugar
  1 teaspoon salt
  1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Mix all ingredients and reserve 1 cup for marinating tofu.  Slice extra firm tofu cut into
four slices and marinate  with 1 T soy sauce at least 30 minutes. 

Their recipe is far too complicated for this cook, since it requires grilling separately on skewers 
tomatoes, bell peppers (grilled and then steamed), and tofu. 

I would try grilling tofu only for 3-4 minutes, then chopping one or two bell peppers and tomatoes.
If you want to grill the peppers for 10-12 minutes, they would need to be steamed and peeled.  See
roasting peppers. 

If grilling outdoors is not an option, use the oven broiler for tofu and peppers.

Mix all ingredients with wheatberries and rest of vinaigrette dressing.

4.  Wheatberries with Roasted Vegetables 

Use our recipes for  Roasted Vegetables and 
Vinaigrettes for other options.