Wheat berry–apple salad

5
5
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
50 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
This hearty salad is both a crowd-pleaser and very pleasing to the eye. It features wheat berries, apples, celery, red onions, raisins, toasted almonds, and lots of fresh parsley. Just keep in mind that the wheat berries will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour to cook through properly, so you may need to plan ahead, or cook them ahead of time. The rest of the salad, however, comes together in minutes. The tangy, sweet dressing is made with white wine vinegar, apple juice, olive oil, finely chopped ginger, and a touch of salt. Toss everything together, and your delicious salad is ready to go.

Ingredients

uncooked wheat berries

1 cup(s)

white wine vinegar

2 Tbsp

unsweetened apple juice

1 fl oz, (2 tbsp)

olive oil

1 Tbsp

ginger root

1 Tbsp, minced, peeled, fresh

table salt

½ tsp

fresh apple(s)

2 medium, Gala, unpeeled, cored and diced

uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium, thinly sliced

uncooked red onion(s)

1 small, diced

raisins

½ cup(s)

chopped almonds

¼ cup(s), toasted

fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped flat-leaf

Instructions

  1. Bring large pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Stir in wheat berries. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until berries are tender but still chewy, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Drain in colander and rinse until cold running water. Drain again.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, apple juice, oil, ginger, and salt in large bowl. Add wheat berries, apples, celery, onion, raisins, almonds, and parsley and toss to combine.
  3. Per serving: about 3/4 cup

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