Wheat Berry Salad with Goat Cheese

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Wheat Berry Salad with Goat CheeseRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Taking a cue from traditional tabbouleh, this dish uses lots of peak-season vegetables, tart lemon juice, and pungent fresh herbs. Serve with toasted pita wedges.
6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)


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1 1/4 cups wheat berries
2 1/2 cups chopped English cucumber
2/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 1/2 cups loosely packed chopped arugula
6 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled goat cheese


1. Place wheat berries in a medium bowl; cover with water to 2 inches above wheat berries. Cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain.

2. Place wheat berries in a medium saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above wheat berries. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook, uncovered, 1 hour or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Place wheat berries in a large bowl; add cucumber and next 4 ingredients (through tomatoes).

3. Combine rind and next 4 ingredients (through sugar) in a bowl; gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss well to coat. Stir in cheese. Let stand at least 30 minutes; serve at room temperature.

Created date

June 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 253
Fat 9.7 g
Satfat 3.7 g
Monofat 4.4 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 9.2 g
Carbohydrate 35.7 g
Fiber 6.8 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 401 mg
Calcium 79 mg