Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sprouted Wheat berry salad





Did you know you can sprout wheat berries? Wheat berries are whole wheat kernels which have had their husks removed. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and to me sprouting them could only make them better. I made a salad with these sprouts. I did not cook these berries so they were a little chewy. The common way to use this berry is to boil them for an hour. I took the alternate route of sprouting them.

Ingredients:
- 1 cup sprouted wheat berries
- 1/2 cup nuts _ I used a combination of pecans and walnuts
- 2 stalks of celery chopped
- 1 green onion chopped
- 1/2 cup craisins
- 1/2 cup cilantro - Keep 2 tbsp aside
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (Add more if you would like this tart)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- black pepper and salt to taste

Method:
1. In a small bowl whisk the olive oil, pepper, salt and lemon juice to make a salad dressing.
2. In a bowl toss all the ingredients except the nuts and the 2 tbsp of cilantro. Mix in the salad deressing. Refrigerate this for an hour.
3. Before serving toss in the nuts and garnish it with the remaining cilantro.

Serve it chilled with a hot soup and bread. Perfect for a hot day.

6 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

That is a very new kind of salad dear. Looks lovely.

Satya

that salad looks so healthy ...very interesting combo ...never tried this before ...looks delicious too

Satya
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Sanjeeta kk

Healthy and innovative use of wheat sprouts. Thanks for sharing and honoring me with sweet award.
best wishes, take care.

kitchen queen

lovely and healthy salad.

kitchen queen

thank u so much for sharing the versatile blogger awardmwith me.It means a lot to me.

Sharmilee! :)

Healthy and tasty salad!

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