November 2, 2005 at 11:06 PM CST - Updated July 26 at 4:53 PM
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.