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Warm Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Fruit

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Make sure to soak the wheat berries two days ahead if you plan to prepare this dish a day ahead.Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 1 hour; Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes, plus soaking time.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry wheat berries (about 3/4 pound) (hard winter wheat)
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions, green part only
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds with skin, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 214
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 46 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 156 mg
  • calcium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place the wheat berries in a medium bowl; cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain. Place the wheat berries in a 4-quart pot; cover with water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook, uncovered, 1 hour or until tender. Drain well in a large sieve; transfer to a serving bowl.

  2. Add remaining ingredients to warm wheat berries, tossing to combine; serve warm or at room temperature.