To prepare wheatberries:
- 4 c. raw whole wheat
- 10 c. water
- 1 T. salt
Now you are ready to make all kinds of easy delicious things (one of our favorites is wheatberry salsa) using something that is super cheap, (I got mine for 33 cents per pound at Costco) stores for a long time, and is high in fiber, folic acid and protein.
Yesterday I had success creating something new. I love it when that happens. :) I was inspired by a recipe that I saw in The Essential Food Storage Cookbook, but I made a few drastic changes, like adding food storage. Here it is.
Barbeque Chicken and Wheat Salad
- 3 cups of cooked wheatberries
- 2 cups of cooked chopped chicken breasts (I grilled mine with lime pepper)
- 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15 oz) can of corn, drained
- 6 small green onions finely chopped (or 1/2 a red onion chopped)
- 1 large red bell pepper chopped
- 1 1/2 cups of grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 large ripe avocado chopped
- 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 2/3 cup ranch dressing
- 1 Tablespoon of lime juice
- 2 cups of tortilla chips, crushed
I didn't mix the avocado in the big batch because my husband is severely allergic to them.
The Verdict: I love this salad. My husband liked it. My kids wouldn't eat it and had orange slices and string cheese for dinner. :S But then my children are unfortunately more picky than the average children.