Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup wheat berries Salt

  2. 1 1/2 cups bulgur Finely grated zest of

  3. 4 lemon s (about 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons) Grated zest of

  4. 2 medium orange s (4-5 tablespoons) Juice of

  5. 2 lemons (about 6 tablespoons) Juice of

  6. 2 oranges

  7. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  8. 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  9. 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper , optional

  10. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  11. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  12. 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  13. 1/2 cup green olive s, pitted and roughly chopped

  14. 1/2 cup golden raisin s, plumped and roughly chopped

  15. 3/4 cup thinly sliced celery hearts

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place the wheat berries, a sprinkling of salt, and enough water to cover them by 2 inches in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the wheat berries are tender but not mushy, about 45 minutes. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, place the bulgur in a large bowl and cover with 1½ cups of steaming hot water. Let it sit about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally,until the water is absorbed and the bulgur is soft. (I always taste it; the bulgur shouldn’t have any crunch or hard edges.) Add the cooked wheat berries to the bulgur. Whisk together the citrus zests, juices, olive oil, kosher salt, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Add the dressing to the grains and toss well. Add the parsley, mint, cilantro, olives, raisins, and celery hearts, and use a rubber spatula to combine enough to moisten all ingredients.Taste again for seasonings, adding additional salt, citrus juice, or olive oil as needed.


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