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Wheat Berry Salad with Goat Cheese

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.