Vana healthy cuisine: a delicious salad recipe

A delicious and healthy recipe courtesy of Vana in India: Wheat berry, roasted pumpkin and spinach salad.

Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

Servings: 1



20 gm wheat berries (alternately one may use alfa alfa sprouts)

50 gm red pumpkin, diced, blanched

3 gm black currant

10 gm baby spinach leaves, cleaned and washed

2 gm mint leaves

2 gm pine nuts, toasted

5 ml olive oil, extra virgin

1/2 lime



  • Clean and wash the wheat berries thrice and soak them for 1 hour.
  • Place the wheat berries in a pressure cooker, add salt and a sprig of thyme and water. Cook for 10 minutes (without the whistle) and check if done. Drain the wheat berries with the help of a chinois and keep aside. Allow to cool before using.
  • Take a mixing bowl; add cooked wheat berries, blanched pumpkin and baby spinach leaves.
  • Season with salt, olive oil and lemon juice. Spoon the salad on a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and pine nuts.

Enjoy it!


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