Maintenance – Wheat Berry Salad

In this country it is very very rare that we eat wheat in its WHOLE form.  The kernel of the wheat is called a wheat berry and is very nutritious when cooked.  People shy away a little because of how long it takes to cook.  For this recipe below I used my Cuisinart Pressure Cooker (which I absolutely love) and it took less than an hour from start to finish.  The wheat berries freeze nicely too.


3 cups cooked wheat berries (about 1 ½ cups dry white or red wheat)

1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped

2 roma tomatoes, chopped

1 avocado, chopped

1/4 dried cranberries

Corn cut from one cob, optional

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 TBS fresh basil, chopped


Combine all of the above ingredients into a large bowl.  Prepare the salad dressing and pour over the bowl.  Mix thoroughly.



1 clove of garlic, minced

2 TBS balsamic vinegar

2 TBS olive oil

2 TBS rice vinegar

Juice from 1 lemon – about 2 TBS

2 TBS honey


Combine all of ingredients and mix until the honey is dissolved.
(A Vitamix works great!)

Source: WFM 1-10

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