I tried the Wheatberry Turkey salad(minus Turkey) at Panera bread and wanted to eat it for days. I had to recreate it myself!
This is a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, meats, a cup of soup, or it can stand alone as a dish! I was suprisingly very full by this power packed dish!
A mixture of warm cranberries, pink lady apples, raisins and pistachios make a wonderful playdate with wheatberries while nuzzled up on a fluffy bed of mixed greens. I bought wheatberries frozen at HEB, but they’re pretty simple to make like any other ol grain.
So what you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups of wheat berries
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
Sprinkle of golden raisins
2 tablespoons of pistachios
1 tablespoon almonds
1/2 a pink lady apple-chopped
2 chopped scallions
1/4 cup of chopped dried apricots
handful of Parsley
sprinkle of lemon juice
2 ounces or more of Mixed Green Salad
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoon minced ginger
salt to taste
1.) First cook your wheatberries. If you get them dry, just use 5 cups of water (make sure to rinse your grains beforehand) drain and let cool
2.) Chop all dried fruit and combine with nuts, parsley, apples, and green onion
3.) For the dressing, combine balsamic, olive oil, ginger, and lemon. You could add maple syrup or honey for an added sweetness
4.) Combine all ingredients, minus mixed greens, and cover. Let sit in fridge for up to 30 minutes.
5.) Set on a bed of mixed greens, heat up some bread, and enjoy!!