Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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! :-)

Susie D October 29, 2011

Dh and I really like this. Made as directed, but forgot to serve the cilantro on top. Next time I will add more wheatberries to the mix, but other than that this was really good! Thanks!

Shadowlady April 23, 2007

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