1cupof hard wheat berries( I used hard spring wheat berries)
1small red bell pepper, finely diced
1/4cupchopped red onion
1cloveof garlic, minced
12pitted kalamata olives, finely chopped
1cucumber, peeled and diced
1/3cupfeta cheese crumbles
3tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4tspsalt for cooking wheat berries, plus salt & pepper to taste
Bring four quarts of water to boil in a large sauce pan. Add in the wheat berries and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and simmer, stirring often until tender, about an hour. They should still be a little chewy. Drain and place into a bowl to cool (about 30 minutes).
When cool, add in the peppers, olives, red onion, garlic, and cucumber. Toss to combine.
Add in the feta cheese Add salt and pepper to taste and toss together again.
Serve at room temperature.
This can be made ahead of time, and will keep tightly covered in the fridge for two days. Bring to room temp. before serving.