Wheat Berry, Apricot and Arugula Salad

Wheat Berry, Apricot and Arugula Salad

Serves 4

Wheat berries have a slightly nutty flavor and nice chewy texture that makes them a great start to a salad with naturally sweet dried apricots and tangy shallots soaked in apple juice. Make sure to soak the wheat berries overnight to shorten cooking time.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup packed arugula
  • 1 cup dried apricots (about 24), chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
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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 in a medium saucepan. Cover by several inches with fresh water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until berries are tender and some break open, about 45 minutes. Drain well.

Place wheat berries, shallots, juice, celery, arugula, apricots and almonds in a large bowl and toss to combine. Let sit at least 1 hour to blend flavors before serving.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:350 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (9g dietary fiber, 23g sugar), 11g protein
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