Last Updated on June 2, 2015 by Chef Mireille
What does summer mean to you? A summer isn’t complete without attending at least one barbecue. They start on Memorial Day weekend and keep going strong until Labor Day. Warm weather means it’s practically a cardinal sin to have an indoor party. Along with barbecue chicken, spare ribs, burgers, hot dogs, grilled veggies, kebabs and a must at my parties – grilled pineapple comes all the sides.
Green salad, fruit salad, potato salad and macaroni salad and if you are at a Spanish or Caribbean barbecue – rice and beans is a must!
However, this isn’t exactly the healthiest food in the world. How about trying this version instead of the usual macaroni salad. Using whole wheat berries is a fiber rich way to still enjoy this tasty salad.
- 5 cups water
- 1 bouillon cube
- 1 cup whole wheat berries/ whole wheat kernels
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 4 carrots, grated
- 1 peach, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 1 tablespoon sweet relish
- 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 5 stalks mint leaves, finely chopped
Bring water and bouillon cube to a boil. Add wheat berries and boil for 40 minutes. Drain, if necessary. The wheat will absorb most of the liquid.
Add all other ingredients and stir to combine.
Leave to chill for 1 hour before serving.
Whole Wheat berries are a great alternative to rice, with much more added health value. However, it will take a little getting used to the texture if you are used to soft rice or pasta. It has more bite to it and is more chewy.
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I am not familiar with wheat berries. .though I like the ingredients going into this salad..may be I can stick to pasta..lovely clicks Mir.
The Pumpkin Farm
i think this is like what we called raw wheat…and this idea of using it in salad is really nice…absolutely new one for me
lovely healthy salad and different.
Wheat berries salad looks super healthy and very filling, i would love to give a try.
never heard about wheat berry…………….but very interesting salad
Wheat berry is what we call raw wheat kernels
Love the taste of wheat berries! And they are so filling and healthy. Your salad looks great, should try it.
wheat berry is supposed to be one of the superfoods, although i have never tasted it.. yes, summers and salads go hand in hand…
I have wheat berries in the pantry and will try this recipe soon.
What a hearty salad , Mir. I shall have to try this out sometime.
Actually barbecues are too hot for us during peak summer, however yes we do enjoy those as well..very nice salad using wheat berries..
Deb in Hawaii
I love wheat berries and need to cook with them more. 😉 I love what you have done with them in this salad, it looks so creamy and good. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays.
Very new recipe for me to try wheat berries, I have made a dosa with it, yet to try it whole, but your salad looks creamy, sweet and spicy at the same time, yum! will try very soon.
Ever since I heard about wheat berries, I have been looking for some recipes to try. This is lovely!