Wheat Berry and Barley Salad

Easy Food Recipes and Cooking - Wheat Berry and Barley Salad

1 cup wheat berries
1 cup pearl barley
2 garlic cloves, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 scallions, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups corn, cooked (optional)
1 pint vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh chives, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Wheat Berry and Barley Salad

Bring a large kettle of salted water to a boil, then add wheat berries and cook at a slow boil for 30 minutes. Add the barley and cook grains another 40 minutes. Note that at our altitude all hard grains take longer than you think—taste after the time window is up and keep going until they are done.

While the grains are cooking, in a large bowl stir together garlic paste, vinegar, and oil.

Drain grains well and add to garlic mixture. Toss mixture well and cool. Add scallions, corn, tomatoes, chives, lemon juice; salt and pepper to taste and toss well. Chill up to one day before serving at room