Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

The original recipe is from "Better Homes and Gardens" magazine snd used wheat berries. I am posting it nearly as written, but please be aware that you can substitute any whole grain you want or have on hand. I eat beans or whole grains nearly every day, so, I cook up a batch (in chicken broth or vegetable broth), and store it refrigerated for up to 3 days. But I do like to vary the finished product.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare wheat berries, or other grain, according to package directions; drain and let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  3. Place bread on a baking sheet; in a small bowl, combine remaining crouton ingredients excluding salt and cheese.
  4. Brush bread with oil mixture, the sprinkle with salt; bake until bread is crisp, about 20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese and set aside.
  6. Meanwhile combine salad ingredients in a large bowl; add wheat berries and toss.
  7. Once croutons are done, place on individual serving plates, spoon salad on top, then season with black pepper.