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Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
This tasty salad is good all year around, but it's especially nice in the fall to have with holiday lunches. Prep and cooking times include chilling and such.
- 1 cup dry wheat berries
- 1⁄4 cup golden raisin
- 3 tablespoons dried currants
- 1 medium shallot, minced
- 10 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 apples, halved/cored and cut into small dice (Gravenstein or Granny Smith)
- 1⁄2 cup toasted chopped cashews, unsalted
- 1⁄4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Place wheat berries, raisins, dried currants, shallot, and water in a large pan.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently, then reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until very tender (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) stirring twice.
- Drain and transfer mixture to a large bowl.
- Add the oil, orange juice, vinegar, coriander, cinnamon, apples, cashews, feta cheese, and salt/pepper, and toss well.
- Chill for an hour (stirring once), serve, and enjoy!
- Makes 4 servings.
I made this yesterday and it was wonderful. I finally found a recipie for my wheat berries! Boiling the raisens with the wheat made them plump up hugs and they tasted yummy. It made more then 4 servings. More like 6-8. I shared with my neighbors and they want the recipie. I will make this again. It would be good with a little diced ham. I'll try that with the leftovers.
This is VERY close to the recipe that I was looking for! A local deli by where I work occasionally carries this salad..I think theirs has green onion in it too, and I'm not sure about the apple & feta. This looks worth trying though! Thank you!