Wheat-Berry Caviar

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by ksenko

From Yamuna's Table. Posted because others have requested it several times. Healthy and tasty.

Top Review by Susie D

I tried this recipe without expectations. I'm new to wheatberries and looking for ways to implement them. The result was chewy, different, and with additional spices I would make it again. I served with raw veggies & pita chips. Having the directions for cooking the wheatberries would be helpful at the top of the recipe. Thank you for sharing a new idea with me! Made for Fall 2011 Pick A Chef. You were adopted! :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With food processor running drop ginger, chili, mustard and fennel seeds through feeding tube.
  2. When minced, add olives, oil, water and salt.
  3. Process until olives are nearly pureed, scraping down sides of work bowl as necessary.
  4. Combine the cooked wheat berries and olive mixture and toss to mix.
  5. Garnish.
  6. To cook wheatberries: Combine 3/4 cup wheat berries with 5 cups water.
  7. Bring to boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. remove from heat, cover and set aside for 1 hour, or until berries are tender yet still crunchy.
  9. Drain and cool.

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