Toasted Grain, Fennel and Orange Salad

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Appears in
The Quinoa Cookbook

By Penny Doyle

Published 2013

  • About

Wholegrains such as quinoa and buckwheat are absorbed more slowly than refined grains, so they keep you satisfied for longer. They may also help fight diabetes and obesity. They are easy to prepare, and tasty when combined with other grains such as pearled spelt and wheatberries. Toasting gives a richness and greater depth of flavour.


  • 75 g/3 oz/ cup wheatberries
  • 175


  1. Place the wheatberries in a small pan and dry-fry for 4-6 minutes, until lightly browned. Add the boiling water, being careful as it hits the hot pan, and simmer for 35-40 minutes until the wheatberries are tender to bite. Drain, discarding any excess water.
  2. Meanwhile, in large pan, dry-fry the spelt, buckwheat and quinoa for 4–6 minutes, stirring, until lightl