Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Wheat Berry Salad

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Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Wheat Berry Salad
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.

2
Servings
806
Calories Per Serving
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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.

Heirloom Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Heirloom Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
41g
64%
Sugar
26g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Protein
15g
30%
Carbs
107g
36%
Vitamin A
231µg
26%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
39.3%
Vitamin C
92mg
100%
Vitamin E
8mg
40%
Vitamin K
549µg
100%
Calcium
163mg
16%
Fiber
24g
94%
Folate (food)
222µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
222µg
55%
Iron
6mg
36%
Magnesium
205mg
51%
Monounsaturated
28g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
41%
Phosphorus
578mg
83%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1766mg
50%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
42.1%
Sodium
1618mg
67%
Sugars, added
18g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
39.3%
Zinc
4mg
29%

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