Waldorf Wheat Berry Salad
I know I just posted a broccoli salad the other day with apples, but I can't lie: I am just a tad obsessed with autumn's apple supply. I grew up loving MacIntosh apples with their sour bite and now I'm pretty hooked on the Gala's Washington's Green Grocer has been delivering to my door. Slathered with peanut butter, baked into a pie, or simply gnawed off the core, these are delicious -- and quintessential fall flavor.
I must have gotten nostalgic the other day, because I had a hankering for Waldorf salad. My mom used to make this at least once per week when we were growing up. She served it in separate little dishes next to our dinner plates and I'd pretend I was Little Orphan Annie dining on this fancy sounding salad. (In my mind, Waldorf salad and baked Alaska the only foods served in Daddy Warbucks' mansion.)
When I made this the other day, I thought the Galas would be delicious in a Waldorf but I also wanted to rework the recipe a little bit to make a whole lunch out of it. I remember seeing a version of this in a certain grocery store's prepared food section and thinking it looked interesting -- so ta da -- my version of Waldorf wheat berry was born.
Don't forget to soak your wheat berries before cooking them!
Waldorf Wheat berry Salad
3 cups cooked wheat berries (here's a good link if you haven't used these before...they're great!)
2 Gala apples cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup red grapes, halved
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup whole milk plain yogurt
a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice
salt/pepper (to taste)
Whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add in all the other ingredients and toss well. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
This salad is great packed up in a Mason jar for a portable lunch on the go!