Eatwell Farmhouse Kitchen - Serves 6
This is a variation on the Wheat Berry Salad we had back in May.
2 cups Eatwell Farm Wheat Berries
1 TB Oil
1 medium sized Onion, chopped
1 clove Garlic, chopped
1 bunch Red Russian Kale, chopped
1/2 bunch Basil, finely chopped
2 TB chopped fresh Parsley
1 or 2 Apples, cut into small bite sized chunks
For the Dressing:
Zest from one Orange
1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh Orange Juice
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Toast the wheat berries in a dry pan over medium heat for probably no more than 2 minutes. The color will just start to change and you will smell them toasting. Pour into a pot and cover 2” above with water, bring to a boil and cook for about 45 minutes (low boil). Test for tenderness. Once they are done drain well and let cool. In a skillet heat the 1 TB oil and sauté the garlic and onion until soft. The kale you can either sauté in the pan with the onion and garlic or cook in some boiling water just until soft, but make sure to drain it well. For the dressing; mix together the orange juice, zest, oil, salt and pepper. Once the wheat berries are cool add the kale, onion/garlic, and dressing, mix well. You can top the salad with the chopped parsley, basil and apple, or mix it all in together. If you want to fancy this up some you can add feta and or some toasted walnuts.