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Food Storage Recipe: Wheat Berry Salads

My favorite method, which just happens to be perfect when you don’t have electricity, cooking fuels, or time to spend over the stove (like in emergency situations), is to let the berries soak overnight in a thermos of hot water. Bring your water to a boil and add it to the thermos. But, if you don’t want to wait overnight, bring water to a boil, add grain, boil until the berries are soft. Depending on what type of grain you’re using, it could take 30 to 60 minutes to soften. You could also use your crockpot.

I got so excited about using our Provident Pantry food storage grains that I couldn’t stick to just wheat berries. We’ve created four delicious recipes from hard red wheat, hard white wheat, spelt, and oat groats.

Mediterranean Spelt Berry Salad

1 cup Provident Pantry Spelt

3 cups salted water

1 cup Provident Pantry FD Zucchini

1/2 cup FD Carrots

1 cup Provident Pantry FD Tomatoes

1/2 cup Provident Pantry FD Green Onions

For the dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil

3 to 4 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar

1/4 tsp Provident Pantry Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp Providnet Pantry Salt

1/4 tsp Provident Pantry Pepper

1/4 tsp Provident Pantry Garlic Powder

2 tsp Provident Pantry Brown sugar (more to taste)

Fruit Wheat Berry Salad

1 cup Provident hard red wheat berries

2 Tbsp Provident Pantry Chicken Flavored Broth

3 cups water (added an additional 2 1/4 cups)

1 cup Provident Pantry FD Apple Dices

1/2 cup Provident Pantry FD Pears

3/4 cup Provident Pantry FD White Chicken (hydrated in the broth the wheat berries were cooked in

For the dressing:

1/4 cup crushed Provident Pantry FD Apricot

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

3 to 4 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar

2 tsp Provident Pantry Brown sugar (more to taste)

Oat Groat Salad with Chicken and Spinach

1 cup Provident Pantry Oat Groats (rinse after softening)

3 cups salted water

1 cup Provident Pantry FD White Chicken pieces

1/2 cup Provident Pantry FD Spinach

1 cup Provident Pantry FD Tomatoes

For the dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil

3 to 4 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

1/4 tsp Provident Pantry Black Pepper

1/4 tsp Providnet Pantry Salt

2 tsp Provident Pantry Brown sugar (more to taste)

Wheat Berry Salad with Sesame Dressing

1 cup Provident Pantry hard white wheat

3 cups salted water

1/2 cup Provident Pantry FD Celery

1 cup Provident Pantry FD Peas

1/2 cup Provident Pantry FD Green Onions

1 tsp Provident Pantry FD Minced Garlic

Optional:

1/2 cup Provident Pantry FD Beef TVP or 1 cup Provident Pantry FD Chicken Pieces

For the vinaigrette:

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 Tbsp sesame oil (or to taste)

3 to 4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp Provident Pantry Black Pepper

1/4 tsp Providnet Pantry Salt

2 tsp Provident Pantry Brown sugar (more to taste)

1/4 tsp Provident Pantry FD Minced Garlic

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