Tuesday, February 21, 2012

RECIPE: Wheat Berry Salad with Pickled Red Onion...when you have no red onion

Recipe: Wheat Berry with Pickled Red Onion

1 C wheatberries
¼ apple
2T whole, raw almonds
2C spinach
1 small onion
1C cranberry vinegar

Ahead of time

Soak wheaberries over night
Infuse 1 C vinegar with 7 or 8 raw cranberries (from the Cape) chopped in half over night

Next Day

Cook wheat berries for 45 min on low until tender


Peel onion and slice thinly
Blanch onion in water
Mix 1 C cranberry vinegar with 1 t salt and bring boil
Add onion to red mixture and cook for one minute
Remove onion and set aside
Sauté spinach in olive oil or rendered lard until wilted
Chop fine
Toast whole almonds in toaster oven.
Remove and dice fine, not too fine.
Chop apple into little squares
Drain wheat berries

Mix wheat berries with the rest of ingredients, add a bit of oil if necessary
Add salt to taste