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Wheatberry Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amy Lieberman
Added: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c (7 oz) wheatberries
3 T lime juice
1 T Honey
1 T Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/3 c (2-1/4 oz) Brazil (or other) nuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/2 c fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
optional: leeks or green onions

Directions:
Directions:
1. In large bowl, combine wheatberries and cold water to cover by 2". Refrigerate overnight; drain.
2. In large pot of boiling water, cook wheatberries 50 minutes or until tender; drain.
3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper. Add drained wheatberries and toss to combine.
4. Add tomatoes, nuts, cranberries, and basil; toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Info
Per Serving: 239 calories, 8.1g total fat, 1.9g saturated fat, 2.6g monounsaturated fat, 3g polyunsaturated fat, 5.9g dietary fiber, 6.8g protein, 39g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a fabulous grain salad. Very nutritious, and always well received. It's a great recipe for a picnic or a potluck. Wheatberries are becoming more common, but can be found at any health store, often in the bulk section. I've always used soft (versus hard) wheatberries.
The wheatberries have to soak over night and cook on the stove for about an hour, but the recipe is incredibly simple to make.

 

 

 

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