Monday, February 24, 2014
Wheat Berries and Dried Apricots for Breakfast
Wheat berries are my new addiction. They can be served sweet or savory but I like them best for breakfast. They have a very nutty taste and are chewy, a little like barley but more substantial. I like to make a big batch and then have them for several days in a row. They are easy to cook and here you can find step by step instructions. I add dried fruit, usually apricots, to the wheat berries as they cook. Right before serving I add some walnuts. I serve them with almond milk and a little sugar or maple syrup. They don't need much because they're so flavorful.
I think they'd be good in a salad with some crunchy veggies--cucumber, carrots, celery--and maybe some cherry tomatoes. I would dress the salad simply with olive oil and lemon juice or vinegar. Some feta would be good too.
I really encourage you to try wheat berries. They're cheap. easy to cook, and delicious. If you discover new ways to use them, please share by leaving a link!