Wheat Berry Salad
Chewier in texture and nuttier in flavor than most grains, wheat berries are a nutritional mother lode. Consisting of the bran, germ, and endosperm of the wheat kernel, wheat berries contain protein, fiber, and B6 vitamins, making it a grain powerhouse. This zippy salad is excellent as a standalone meal or served as a side dish. Also, feel free to garnish with snipped chives to take this dish up a notch and impress your guests.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Ingredients
  • 3tbsp olive oildivided
  • 1cup wheat berries
  • 2 1/4cups Waterdivided
  • 2cups peeled and shredded carrots
  • 2 applespeeled, cored, and diced small
  • 1/2cup raisins
  • 2tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2tsp orange zest
  • 1/4cup fresh orange juice
  • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Press Sauté button on Instant Pot®. Heat 1 tbsp oil and add wheat berries. Stirfry for 4–5 minutes until browned and fragrant. Add 2 cups water. Lock lid.
  2. Press the Manual button and adjust time to 30 minutes.
  3. When timer beeps, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Quick-release any additional pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid.
  4. Let cool for 10 minutes and drain any additional liquid.
  5. Transfer cooled berries to a medium bowl and add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate covered overnight until ready to serve chilled.
Recipe Notes

*Manual and Pressure Cook buttons are interchangeable