You are here: Home » Recipes » Wheat Berries with Pesto Wheat Berries with Pesto Recipe by Relish Yield 6 servings A chewy, refreshing salad that's super using jarred pesto. Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ingredients 1 1/2 cups wheat berries3 to 3 1/2 cups water1/2 cup jarred basil pesto1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into halves Instructions Soak wheat berries in water overnight. Drain water and fill pot with fresh water (3 to 3 ½ cups) until the wheat berries are covered. Bring water to a boil; cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until grains are tender yet chewy, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Drain wheat berries; stir in pesto and tomatoes. Recipe courtesy of Turnbull Creek Farm, Bon Aqua, Tenn.