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NEW YORK APPLE WHEAT BERRY SALAD

Try exciting and chewy wheat berries for the most natural and nutritious meal around. Combined with apples is a natural hit.

INGREDIENTS

cup apple cider
cup raisins
2 cups cooked wheat berries (directions below)
1 large fresh NY apple
cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper

EASY WHEAT BERRIES

Choose hard red winter Wheat berries for a chewy texture.

Buy in Health Food section of store.

Place 2 cups of uncooked wheat berries in a heavy sauce pan with 7 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse. Serve hot or place in 1-2 cup portions in freezer bags and freeze. Take out as needed for salads, soups and cereal.

DIRECTIONS

Combine raisins and apple cider and let stand for 15 minutes.

Combine wheat berries, apples, walnuts and raisins in a bowl.

Whisk cider, olive oil and vinegar together in a bow, season with salt and pepper and pour over salad and mix together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes for flavors to combine.

Serve hot or cold.

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