Wheat Berry Salad

with Cherries, Mint, and Feta

I had encouraged my father to buy some new, whole grains, and he came home with Wheat Berries.  These have a tan color and as sold in hard or soft processed. I didn’t know anything about this before making this dish. So for those who don’t know, they are grains with at least 15% protein. You’ll often find them for cereal, added to salad, or baked into bread.
This recipe would also be great with any grain of your choice: Farro, Couscous, Bulgar, etc.
Parsley on the porch
Grab a super-grain and try a new, health dish soon!
1.5 cups hard wheat berries  (you can use another grain too though!)

1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved
1 scallions, chopped
½ cup parsley, chopped
Fresh Mint in the yard (and the bee)!
¼ cup mint, chopped
2 tablespoons crumbled feta
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and Pepper, to taste

In order to cook the wheat berries, place berries in a medium pot and cover with 2 inches of water over the berries.  Bring them to a boil, and cook for 45 min – 1 hour, or until tender.  Drain. 

While ‘berries’ are cooking, prepare cherries, scallions, parsley, and mint.
In a large bowl, combine wheat berries, olive oil, lemon juice, and all previously chopped ingredients.  Season with salt and pepper (if necessary – mine didn’t require any.)

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