Enjoy Innovative Wheat Berry and Fruit Salad Recipe

Almost everyone is familiar with the disease-fighting properties of antioxidants, those beneficial substances that protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules. To incorporate them into your diet without relying on supplements, try this refreshing salad made from wheat berries, which contain lignans – a rich source of immunity-boosting antioxidants. You’ll get hooked on the chewy texture of this delicious salad.

Ingredients (serves 4 people)

  • 1½ cups hard wheat berries
  • ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 apple, cored, chopped
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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  1. In a saucepan, add wheat berries and enough water to cover them by 4 centimetres.

  2. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook uncovered for 1 hour, or until tender. Drain and let cool.

  3. Toast walnuts in a medium dry skillet for about 3 minutes. Stir to prevent burning.

  4. Combine wheat berries, walnuts, celery, apple, grapes, dried cherries, scallions, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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