Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2½ cups water
1 cup wheat berries or rye berries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 medium apple, cored and sliced
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
2 scallions, sliced
6 cups packaged fresh baby spinach
¼ cup chopped dried apricots (optional)
Bring water to boiling in a small saucepan. Add wheat berries. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 40 to 50 minutes or until tender. Drain and transfer to a large bowl; cool 1 hour.
Whisk together lemon juice, canola oil, maple syrup, salt, pepper and cinnamon in a small bowl. Drizzle dressing over the cooled wheat berries. Add apple, carrot, and scallions; toss to coat. Serve the wheat berry mixture over baby spinach; and if desired, sprinkle with dried apricots.