This whole-grain side dish offers crunch with a refreshing taste.

Makes 8 servings
Cooking time: n/a

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat berries 250 mL
  • ½ tsp salt 2 mL
  • 3 cups water 750 mL
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery 250 mL
  • 2 cups finely chopped apple, preferably Cortland or Jonagold (skin on) 500 mL
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh mint 125 mL
  • ½ cup finely chopped green onion 125 mL

Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 45 mL
  • 2 Tbsp apple juice 30 mL
  • 1 Tbsp honey 15 mL
  • 2 tsp finely minced fresh ginger 10 mL

Instructions

  1. In glass or ceramic bowl, place wheat berries. Cover with 2 inches (5 cm) water and let sit overnight in refrigerator to soften. In morning, drain water. Place berries in small saucepan, add salt and 3 cups (750 mL) water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for about 45-55 minutes or until tender. Drain any excess water and place berries in large mixing bowl.
  2. Add celery, apples, mint and green onion and stir to combine.
  3. In small bowl, whisk canola oil, vinegar, apple juice, honey and ginger together. Pour over salad. Flavours improve if salad is refrigerated for up to 4 hours prior to serving. 

Notes

Yield: 8 servings, Servings Size: 3/4 cup (175 mL).

Courtesy of canolainfo.org.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories 150
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 160 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 4 g

Donate to diabetes research today!