Wheat Berry Salad with Orange and Scallions
Why This Recipe Works
We found it easiest to cook wheat berry kernels like pasta for our wheat berry salad recipe, simply simmering the wheat berries in a large amount of water. After an hour of simmering, the grains had good texture, but we were disappointed to find that the flavor had been somewhat diluted by the water. Just 1/4 teaspoon of salt boosted the flavor of the grains, but be careful not to add any more than that when making a wheat berry salad recipe: We found that with higher amounts the salinity of the water prevented the wheat berries from absorbing the water, making the grains hard and crunchy.