Wheat berries are dense and chewy with a slightly nutty flavor, packed with protein and fiber and a decent amount of iron, they make for a filling and healthy base to this delicious salad. Raw Brussels Sprouts have a mild flavor, so different than cooked sprouts, if you’ve never had them this way I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I also love how the grapes along wth the fruity vinegars add some brightness to both the taste and look of this salad. The almonds, aside from being super healthy; protein, fiber and vitamin packed, add a really nice crunch. This salad is so filled with flavors, texture and nutrition, I hope you love it as much as I do!
Wheat Berries and Sprouts Salad
With Grapes & Almonds
Author: Sweet Green Kitchen’s Jen Jones
1/2 cup uncooked wheat berries – rinsed and cooked in about 1 ½ cups water for about an hour
1 container or large handful of Brussels Sprouts – outer leaves & stem ends removed, sliced very thinly
1 – ½ small red onion (about ¼ – ½ cup) – slivered or diced
A handful of red grapes – halved
A small handful of parsley – chopped
3-4 Tablespoons slivered almonds
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar or similar
A few shakes of dried Rosemary – about ¼ – ½ teaspoon
Sea Salt to taste
Optional add ins: crumbled bleu cheese or goat cheese
Stir together the dressing either in a small bowl or right in the bottom of your serving bowl.
Add to the serving bowl cooked and cooled wheat berries, dressing and remaining salad ingredients. Stir well to combine.
Optional, crumble in cheese of your choice.
Serve as a side salad or atop a pile of greens, romaine or baby spinach are nice as a yummy and filling vegetarian entrée. Enjoy!
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