Some of my favorite things to make- salads for lunch. This one combined wheat berries, which I had tried for the first time about 6 months back. They have a filling, meaty texture. Any vegetables would work with this salad- so feel free to try various combinations. Although a dressing is a must- it can get a little dry if kept in the fridge for too long.
Veggie wheat berry Salad
Adapted from: Vegetarian Times Magazine
5 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups wheat berries
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
juice of 1 lemon
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup chopped almonds
3 small shallots, chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 1/2 oz Iberico Cheese (or Manchego or Pecorino)
Heat water in a medium-sized pan, once boiling add the wheat berries. Cook until chewier, about 45 minutes. Drain and add to large bowl.
Add all of the ingredients to the bowl. Add salt and pepper if desired. Sprinkle with cheese.