Wheat berries are tastey and toothsome. They give you something to bite into and chew on for a while. That's a good thing when you are trying to eat less and want something to last. It not only lasts in your mouth but it lasts in your digestive track. Which means it will help you feel full for a longer time. Another good thing when you are trying to eat less.
Wheatberry's star quality doen't end there. One cup of cooked wheatberries will give you over 8 grams of fiber, essential minerals and vitamins. All for the price of 151 calories. How can you go wrong. That's a lot of bang for your calories.
Add in what you like, anything goes. I made this salad kind of simple because it was my first time using wheat berries. Oh and it won't be the last time.
1 1/2 cups wheatberries
8 cups of water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 cup chopped Vidalia or red onion
1/2 cup chopped radish
Bring salted water to a boil and add wheat erries. Let cook at a simmer for about 45 minutes. You want the wheat berry to be tender. Drain and set aside.
Stir together the sauce ingredients, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, dijon, s and p and any spices you desire. Stir in the wheatberries. Eat at room temperature or cold.