Wheat Berry, Grilled Corn and Spinach Salad

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

3 1/2
cups water
1
cup uncooked wheat berries
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
medium ears fresh sweet corn, husks and silk removed
1
cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2
cups baby spinach leaves
1/4
cup chopped onion
2
tablespoons white vinegar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
2
tablespoons orange juice
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon honey
1
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, wheat berries and salt to a rolling boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place corn on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning frequently, until tender. Cool slightly; cut corn from ears to measure about 2 cups.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir together wheat berries, corn, tomatoes, spinach and onion.
  • 4 In 1-cup measuring cup, mix vinegar, orange peel, orange juice, oil, honey, salt and red pepper with wire whisk. Stir into wheat berry mixture. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, wheat berries and salt to a rolling boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place corn on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning frequently, until tender. Cool slightly; cut corn from ears to measure about 2 cups.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir together wheat berries, corn, tomatoes, spinach and onion.
  • 4 In 1-cup measuring cup, mix vinegar, orange peel, orange juice, oil, honey, salt and red pepper with wire whisk. Stir into wheat berry mixture. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Wheat berries can be cooked 1 day ahead. Just cover and refrigerate until ready to mix with remaining ingredients.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
610mg
610%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.