- 1 cup wheat berries
- About 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- About 3 tbsp. sherry vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet smoked Spanish paprika
- 3 tablespoons dried currants
- 3/4 pound brussels sprouts
- calories 173
- caloriesfromfat 38 %
- protein 5 g
- fat 7.7 g
- satfat 1 g
- carbohydrate 23 g
- fiber 4.3 g
- sodium 201 mg
- cholesterol 0.0 mg
How to Make It
Bring 1 1/2 qts. water, the wheat berries, and 1/2 tsp. salt to a boil in a medium covered saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until wheat berries are tender but not mushy (some should start to burst), about 1 1/4 hours. Drain.
Whisk 1/2 tsp. salt, the pepper, oil, 3 tbsp. vinegar, the paprika, and currants together in a large bowl. Let stand while wheat berries cook.
Cut brussels sprouts into fine shreds, preferably using a food processor with a slicing disk or a mandoline. Add brussels sprouts and wheat berries to dressing mixture and toss to coat. Taste and add more salt and another splash of vinegar if you'd like. Serve immediately.
Make ahead: Through step 2 up to 1 day, chilled. Bring to room temperature.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
Instead of using currants, you could try shredding a small sweet apple into the salad.