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Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Wheat Berry Salad

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

Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Wheat Berry Salad

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.

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Ingredients

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
  • 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1 Pound mini heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Cup chopped parsley

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving806
Total Fat41g64%
Sugar26gN/A
Saturated6g29%
Protein15g30%
Carbs107g36%
Vitamin A231µg26%
Vitamin B60.8mg39.3%
Vitamin C92mg100%
Vitamin E8mg40%
Vitamin K549µg100%
Calcium163mg16%
Fiber24g94%
Folate (food)222µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)222µg55%
Iron6mg36%
Magnesium205mg51%
Monounsaturated28gN/A
Niacin (B3)8mg41%
Phosphorus578mg83%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium1766mg50%
Riboflavin (B2)0.7mg42.1%
Sodium1618mg67%
Sugars, added18gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.6mg39.3%
Zinc4mg29%