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Chili Quinoa And Wheatberry Blend

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main meal
Cuisine South America
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal


  • 6 cups of wheat berries
  • 5 cups of quinoa
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of finely ground chili pepper
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 Orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of salt
  • 3 tablespoonfuls of plain maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of thyme
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of walnut
  • 1 cup of pecans
  • 6 tablespoonfuls of Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cup of freshly prepared lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoonful of minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • 1/4 sliced red onions


  • Pour about 3 cups of water into a large pot and boil under high heat.
  • Add  wheat berries and cook under medium heat. Stir the boiling wheat berries together and cook for about 30 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked wheat berries into a small bowl.
  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Transfer cooked quinoa into the same bowl as wheat berries.
  • In a small bowl,  add olive oil, chili powder, maple syrup, brown sugar, orange juice, salt, thyme, lemon juice and flat-leaf parsley.
  • Drizzle the mixed ingredients into your quinoa and wheatberry blend.
  • Then add in other ingredients; cranberries, sunflower seeds, pecans, walnuts, pine nuts, and red onions. Stir all together.
  • Add more chili powder to make it spicier. Your chili quinoa and wheatberry blend are ready, enjoy!
Keyword Chili quino and wheatberry blend, main course, South American recipe