Wheat Berry Salad

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PREP TIME

25 min

Makes

8 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 65 minutes
Wheat Berry Salad

Photo: Ryan Szulc

Wheat berries take a while to cook, but there is something really satisfying about this salad.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups wheat berries
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp curry paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup walnut pieces , toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint

Instructions

  • Place wheat berries in a wide pot over mediumhigh heat and stir for 5 min or until wheat smells nutty and is lightly toasted.
  • Add water, cover pot, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 1 hr or until wheat berries are tender but still slightly chewy. Drain off any excess water and set aside to cool.
  • Whisk together oil, vinegar, orange zest and juice, honey, curry paste, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Combine wheat berries, walnuts, celery, orange segments, apricots, red onion, parsley and mint in a bowl. Drizzle dressing overtop and toss to combine. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 394,
  • Protein
  • 8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52 g,
  • Fat
  • 20 g,
  • Fibre
  • 9 g,

Party Plan:

Make this salad ahead of time and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.