Monday, June 13, 2011

Prepare Today Homemade- Fiesta Wheat and Bean Salad

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A friend of mine, that I met through the food storage classes at Honeyville Grain, made this wheat bean salad and it is delicious!!  I have a little trepidation in eating cooked wheat berries (it's a texture thing for me)  and I loved this salad.  The recipe is from Leisa Card's book "I Dare You To Eat It".  She also has a great website

You will need to cook your wheat berries before you make this salad.  It is simple but does take some time so plan ahead of time and store them in the fridge or freezer.

Cooked Wheat Berries
10 c water
4 c raw whole wheat
1 T salt
Add all ingredients to a greased crock pot and cook on low 8-10 hours (or overnight).  Cooke wheat berries can be stored in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer for months.

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Fiesta Wheat & Bean Salad
1 green pepper, diced
1 orange or red pepper, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, cored and diced
juice of 1 lime
3 C cooked wheat berries
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
2 t chili powder
2 t cumin
1/4 C cider vinegar
1 T sugar
1/2 C oil
1 t salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Toss well and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

This would be so yummy on a quesadilla or with tacos.  We ate it in a bowl just as is and it was a very yummy salad!! 

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