|Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad|
I grew up on wheat berries, before they had became avant garde, or a popular health food choice. They are the unprocessed whole grain of the wheat. The term wheat berry refers to the entire wheat kernel, composed of bran, germ, and endosperm. My grandmother cooked with them all the time. They are a main stay of Lebanese cuisine. My favorite, is a dish called Ameh. The wheat berries are cooked in sweetened, anise flavored water. We would eat it for breakfast or as a snack. It is also served as a dessert in many homes. This dish could also be flavored with orange blossom water, or cinnamon as well. It’s always been a favorite of mine. I just adore the crunchiness of wheat berries. My mother always added walnuts to hers. I think my grandmother would be quite pleased to see how popular her very modest, traditional wheat berry has become.
When I read about this weeks French Fridays recipe, I knew I would love it! Wheat berries are something I always have in my pantry. One of my favorite salads using wheat berries, is from Whole Foods. Their Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad is absolutely wonderful.
I was delighted to see this wheat berry salad on our July schedule. Since yesterday was the Fourth, and I was having a barbecue, I thought this would be a perfect salad to serve to my guests.
|This was delectable…everyone enjoyed it|
Happy Friday, everyone!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans book, “Around My French Table or here at Google Books.
|A filling salad that can stand alone|
|Also wonderful to serve as part of a meal|
|My lunch today!|