Roasted Onion, Chickpea and Wheat Berry Salad
Uncooked wheat berries
2 large, coarsely chopped
Chickpeas (15 oz)
2 cup(s), drained and rinsed
Fat free vegetable broth
1 tsp, or to taste
½ pinch, freshly cracked, or to taste
⅓ cup(s), cilantro or mint (or a combination of all 3), fresh, chopped
- To prepare wheat berries, place berries in a bowl and pour in enough water to cover them by several inches; let soak for at least 12 hours. Next, heat 4 cups of water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Drain wheat berries and add to saucepan; simmer gently until wheat berries are tender, about 45 to 60 minutes. Or skip soaking the wheat berries and increase the simmering time to about 2 hours; drain water from pan.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 X 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- Add onions to pan and roast, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 30 minutes. Add wheat berries, chickpeas and broth to onions; season with salt and pepper. Roast, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.
- Garnish with parsley before serving. Yields about a heaping 3/4 cup per serving. (Note: Can be served hot or cold.)