Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Wheat Berry Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Wheat Berry Salad
Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox


For the dressing

  • 1 Tablespoon  coarse ground mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon  stone-ground honey mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  salt
  • 3 Tablespoons  maple syrup

For the salad

  • 4 Cups  water
  • 1 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1 Cup  wheat berries
  • large avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1 Pound  mini heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Cup  chopped parsley

Here's one of my favorite salads to make when the weather turns hot and humid: Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Wheat Berry Salad. Super simple and delicious, refreshing, and filling.

Here's a suggestion, though. Because the wheat berries take a little time to cook, make extra and store them in the refrigerator. Use them as a side dish for dinner… or to make more salad!

Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.


For the dressing

Put all of the ingredients in a glass jar and shake. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

For the salad

Bring the water to a boil in a soup pot. Add salt and wheat berries, reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook until the wheat is tender and slightly al dente, about 1-1 ½ hours.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked wheat berries, avocado, tomatoes, and parsley. Add salad dressing to taste and carefully toss together.



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Calories per serving:

814 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 84g 130%
  • Carbs 214g 71%
  • Saturated 12g 60%
  • Fiber 48g 191%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 53g
  • Monounsaturated 57g
  • Polyunsaturated 11g
  • Protein 30g 60%
  • Sodium 3,237mg 135%
  • Calcium 327mg 33%
  • Magnesium 414mg 103%
  • Potassium 3,581mg 102%
  • Iron 13mg 71%
  • Zinc 9mg 59%
  • Phosphorus 1,161mg 166%
  • Vitamin A 463µg 51%
  • Vitamin C 184mg 307%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 79%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 85%
  • Niacin (B3) 16mg 82%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 80%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 451µg 113%
  • Vitamin E 16mg 80%
  • Vitamin K 1,099µg 1,373%
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