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Wheat Berry Salad with Fresh Cheese

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

4
cups of water
1
cup of wheat berries
1
teaspoon of olive oil
1
cup of yellow peppers, diced
1
cup of tomatoes, diced
1
cup of red onion, diced
2
cup of fresh cheese, diced
1/2
cup of cilantro, finely chopped

Lime Vinaigrette:

1/2
cup of olive oil
4
tablespoons of lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can cook the wheat berries in a pressure cooker to reduce the cook time to 30 minutes.

This time of year we're all a looking for simple ways to add vegetables to our diet and this recipe is perfect for that! I discovered wheat berries a little while ago and I love them. My favorite way to prepare them is in salads. When I make them I always double the portion because my daughter likes taking this kind of salad to work for lunch. It's very convenient since it’s a complete meal. If you want to include more proteins you can add a boiled egg cut into pieces or strips of chicken breast. Give it a try; I'm positive you'll like it!

Directions

  • 1 Place the water, wheat berries, and olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Reduce the heat medium-low when it begins to boil and cook for 1 hour or until the wheat berries are soft. Remove from the heat, strain and set aside.
  • 2 Mix the peppers, tomatoes, onions, fresh cheese, cilantro and cooked wheat berries in a large container. Add the lime vinaigrette and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 3 To make the vinaigrette, mix the oil, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small glass jar.

This time of year we're all a looking for simple ways to add vegetables to our diet and this recipe is perfect for that! I discovered wheat berries a little while ago and I love them. My favorite way to prepare them is in salads. When I make them I always double the portion because my daughter likes taking this kind of salad to work for lunch. It's very convenient since it’s a complete meal. If you want to include more proteins you can add a boiled egg cut into pieces or strips of chicken breast. Give it a try; I'm positive you'll like it!

Rate and Comment

Oriana Romero Oriana Romero
September 14, 2015

This time of year we're all a looking for simple ways to add vegetables to our diet and this recipe is perfect for that! I discovered wheat berries a little while ago and I love them. My favorite way to prepare them is in salads. When I make them I always double the portion because my daughter likes taking this kind of salad to work for lunch. It's very convenient since it’s a complete meal. If you want to include more proteins you can add a boiled egg cut into pieces or strips of chicken breast. Give it a try; I'm positive you'll like it!