By the way, wheat berries are a true whole grain, and they're packed with protein and fiber. They have a nutty flavor and go well in all sorts of dishes, from hearty breakfasts to fancy dinners. They're also super comforting and delicious. I'm definitely planning on eating wheat berries very often now that I've gotten my first taste of them.
1 1/2 cups uncooked wheat berries
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, cut in half with stems removed
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
2 tbsp. balsamic vinaigrette
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. agave nectar (optional)
Either: 1 tsp. dried basil, or 1 tbsp. fresh basil leaves (thinly chopped)
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash of ground cinnamon
Total Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Instructions:1. Add the wheat berries and about 6 1/2 cups of water to a large sauce pot. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for an hour. Strain under cold water and add to a large salad bowl.
2. Next, add the strawberries, blueberries, spinach, and basil. Toss to coat.
3. Add the salt, balsamic vinaigrette, olive oil, cinnamon, and agave nectar. Toss to coat and enjoy.