Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad from Whole Foods

Serves 4

4 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup organic wheat berries (hard winter wheat)
2 TB walnuts, toasted and chopped
1 organic Macintosh or Gala apple
1 organic Granny Smith apple
1 celery rib, sliced thin
2/3 cup packed, fresh mint leaves, cleaned and chopped
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 green onions, chopped
3 TB rice wine vinegar
3 TB fresh orange juice
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
8 butter lettuce leaves

  • In a saucepan, bring water and salt to boil and add wheat berries.
  • Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 and 1/2 hours or until tender.
  • Drain wheat berries in a colander and cool to room temperature.
  • Cut apples into 1/2" chunks and toss with wheat berries in a large bowl.
  • Add all remaining ingredients except lettuce and toss together.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve on lettuce leaves.