Chestnut and Wheat Berry Salad

Serves 10

A healthful and festive salad using rich, nutty chestnuts. Try grapes instead of raisins for a fresh alternative; 1 1/2 cups halved crisp red grapes will do the trick. Make sure to plan ahead and allow time for soaking the wheat berries.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 cup wheat berries
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup jarred roasted chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
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Method: 

Place wheat berries in a large bowl and cover with several inches of cold water. Let soak 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse wheat berries and place them in a large saucepan. Cover by several inches with fresh water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until wheat berries are tender and some break open, about 1 hour. Drain and cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar and soy sauce. Add wheat berries and toss. Add chestnuts, carrots, raisins and mint and toss again. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:200 calories (10 from fat), 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 6g protein
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