Wheat berries with smoked turkey and fruit

6
5
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr
Prep
2 hr
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Wheat berries are whole, unprocessed wheat kernels that add wonderful crunch and flavor to any salad. You can find them in natural-foods stores and specialty markets. Just keep in mind that it'll take 1 1/2–2 hours for them to properly cook through. High in protein, they will keep for up to a year in an airtight container stored in a cool, dark, and dry space. They wonderfully complement the smoked turkey, nectarines, Granny Smith apples, and red onions, which are flavored with an orange juice, cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey mixture. If you’re pressed for time, substitute bulgur wheat (it cooks in about 25 minutes) for the wheat berries.

Ingredients

water

2¼ cup(s)

uncooked wheat berries

1 cup(s), rinsed

uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast

½ pound(s), smoked turkey, in one piece, cubed

nectarine(s)

2 item(s), medium, pitted and cubed

Granny Smith apple

1 medium, cored and cubed

uncooked red onion(s)

½ medium, chopped

fresh orange juice

¼ cup(s)

cider vinegar

3 Tbsp

Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp

fresh spinach

5 oz, baby spinach, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the wheat berries; reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the berries are tender and the water is absorbed, 1 1/2–2 hours. Fluff the wheat berries with a fork, then let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the wheat berries with the smoked turkey, nectarines, apple, and onion in a large bowl. Whisk together the orange juice, vinegar, mustard, and honey in a small bowl. Stir the juice mixture into the wheat berry mixture until blended.
  3. Arrange the spinach on a platter. Spoon the wheat berries–turkey mixture on top. Serve at once.

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