WHEAT BERRY SALAD
from Robin W.L.
This is a delicious salad.
If you'd like to incorporate whole wheat into your daily diet, this is a wonderful way to do it.
2 Cups uncooked wheat berries
1 Cup pumpkin seeds, hulled
1 Cup apples, chopped with skins on
1/2 Cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 Cup dried cranberries
1 Cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 Cup ginger ale (no kidding)
3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Wash wheat berries to remove chaff and dust. Place them in a bowl, and cover with at least 2" of water. Soak for at least 1 hour. Then, drain off water.
Put 7 cups water into a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add the wheat berries and simmer, uncovered, until thoroughly cooked, for about 40 minutes. Drain and let cool.
Put wheat in a large bowl, add pumpkin seeds, apples, apricots, cranberries and parsley. Combine ingredients for the dressing and stir into the wheat berries. Serve. Yumm!