Wheat Berry, Chickpea and Pickled Vegetable Bowls
Wheat Berry, Chickpea and Pickled Vegetable Bowls
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Wheat Berry, Chickpea and Pickled Vegetable Bowls

35 MIN
1 H 45 MIN
15 MIN
In this vegan wheat berry bowl, all the components were chosen to achieve balance in every bite. Quick-pickled beet and cabbage deliver crunch and acidity. Turmeric-roasted chickpeas provide colour and a touch of spice. And the dressing, which brings together the punchy tastes of sesame and pumpkin seeds, seals the deal.


Wheat Berries

Quick-Pickled Vegetables

Tahini Dressing

Roasted Chickpeas



Wheat Berries

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown the wheat berries in the oil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Season generously with salt and pepper. Add the water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 1 hour. Uncover and continue cooking for 45 minutes or until the liquid is almost completely absorbed and the wheat berries are cooked but still slightly firm. Drain, if needed. Oil lightly and let cool.

Quick-Pickled Vegetables

  1. Meanwhile, with a mandoline, thinly slice the cabbage and beets. Set aside in separate bowls. Divide the rice vinegar and sugar evenly between the vegetables, season with salt and combine. Let marinate for 15 minutes. When ready to serve, drain the vegetables.

Tahini Dressing

  1. In a food processor or blender, finely chop the pumpkin seeds. Add the remaining ingredients and purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Roasted Chickpeas

  1. In a non-stick skillet over high heat, brown the onion, garlic and turmeric in the oil. Add the chickpeas and cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve the wheat berries, vegetables, chickpeas and spinach into bowls. Top with pumpkin seeds and drizzle with the dressing.


Soft wheat berries can be replaced with 1 cup (205 g) of pearl barley. Cook with 2 1/2 cups (625 ml) of water for 30 minutes.


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