This salad is completely adjustable to taste. Need a gluten-free option or simply an alternative that's already in the larder? Try subbing in cooked quinoa or brown rice instead of wheat berries. Want more cucumber? Reduce the amount of carrots by 1 C for example, and add more refreshing cukes or peppers. If you looove dill, add a few more tsp to the mix. Hearty, delicious, healthy and full of vibrant veggies. This salad holds beautifully for up to three days making it ideal for meal prep. It travels with ease too for picnics, potlucks or packed lunches. Vegan + Optionally GF
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
*Wheat Berries: I've read soaking grains overnight make them easier to digest. I've not committed it to habit yet, but I've cooked wheat berries soaked and unsoaked. The cooking time only varies slightly. Be sure to start checking the wheat berries after about 40 minutes of cooking for texture. It's really up to taste as to how far you want to take them - chewier (less time) or softer (more time).
Recipe adapted from PCC Natural Markets.