6HWbNHN-show-poster2x3-c7tgE2Y.png

Artbound

Start watching
MJ250sC-show-poster2x3-Bflky7i.png

Tending Nature

Start watching
Southland Sessions

Southland Sessions

Start watching
HvlSxHY-show-poster2x3-4ik43uV.png

Earth Focus

Start watching
5LQmQJY-show-poster2x3-MRWBpAK.jpg

Reporter Roundup

Start watching
City Rising

City Rising

Start watching
Lost LA

Lost LA

Start watching
Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Learn about the many ways to support KCET.
Support Icon
Contact our Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams.

Recipe: Sprouted Wheat Berry Salad

Support Provided By
Sprouted Salad
Photo: Emily Han 

If you've ever had sprouted grains such as wheat, spelt, or farro, you'll know that they are wonderfully chewy with a sweet, nutty flavor. They also don't require any cooking, so you can eat them raw in dishes such as this fresh, Mediterranean-inspired salad. Add some grilled meat or vegetables on the side and you have a excellent summer meal.

You can easily make sprouted grains at home (see instructions at the end of the recipe), or buy them at farmers' markets from local vendors like Jazzy Sprouts and Bolaños Family Sprouts. If you prefer cooked grains, those work nicely, too.

Sprouted Wheat Berry Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sprouted wheat, spelt, or farro berries (can substitute cooked grains)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground sumac
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces diced feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts

To Prepare

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, sumac, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the wheat berries and stir to coat well. Add the remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.

Salad can be made 1 day ahead and chilled.

Notes

To sprout wheat, spelt, or farro berries:

  • Rinse and drain 1/2 cup whole grains (make sure they are not hulled, husked, or pearled).
  • Place them in a bowl and cover with water by a couple inches; let stand overnight.
  • Drain and rinse in a wire-mesh strainer. Place the strainer over a bowl to catch excess water. (Alternatively, place the grains in a 1-quart jar with a sprouting lid and invert over a bowl.)
  • Twice a day, rinse the grains and drain excess water. The grains should sprout in 1 to 3 days. You can use them as soon the sprouts have just emerged or wait for the "tails" to grow up to 1/4 inch long.
  • Rinse and drain before using and store unused grains in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
Support Provided By
Read More
Aaron Choi, owner of Girl and Dug Farm, tends to a crop in a large field.

Pink Blueberries and Black Nebulas: Girl & Dug Farm's Specialty Greens Inspire Adventurous Cooking at Home

Through its commitment to biodiverse farming practices and consumer education, Girl & Dug Farm offers a hopeful example for a healthy, flavorful and culturally diverse food system.
Paul Grimm stands on the side of his painting of Harry Bennett and his horse Sonny.

In the Desert, Henry Ford's Strongman Finds His Artist's Heart

From stopping union uprisings for Henry Ford to a desert landscape painter, Harry Bennett wasn’t just a militaristic figure in corporate America but also, strangely, a skilled artist.
The view at the Slot Canyon Overlook.

Six Easy, Lesser-Known Excursions at Anza-Borrego

There's more to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park than the wildflower blooms. Avoid the crowds and explore six of Anza-Borrego's lesser-known gems.