Looking for a new grain to try? Try cracked wheat. It has a nutty flavor and chewy texture. It's made by milling raw wheat berries into smaller pieces, a process that reduces cooking time but still preserves the nutrients and fiber. I love it because it's pre-cooked and is very quick to prepare. You can use cracked wheat in tabbouleh or different types of kibbeh.


·       2 cups fine cracked wheat

·       4-5 large fresh tomatoes

·       1 small white onion 

·       2 Tbsp. kibbeh spice mix

·       1 Tsp. salt

·       4 Tbsp. olive oil


Place the cracked wheat in a medium bowl. In the same bowl, grate tomatoes on largest holes of a grater until all that's left is the flattened tomato skin and stem; discard the rest. Grate onions using the same method. Add kibbeh spice mix, salt & olive oil. Knead mixture. 
Let it sit for 15 minutes before serving.