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Wheat Berry Salad


1 cup wheat berry
4 cups water
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 fresh green pepper, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup broccoli florettes, 1"
1 cup cauliflower florettes, 1"
⅓ cup olive or canola oil
2 Tbsps. mayonnaise
2 Tbsps. red wine vinegar
½ Tbsps. salt, plain, non-iodized
¼ tsp. garlic powder
⅛ tsp. black pepper, coarse ground

1. Soak wheat berries in water for 30 minutes. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low, partially cover, simmer 55-60 minutes or until wheat berries are tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.

2. Prepare vegetables: cut broccoli and cauliflower into smaller pieces.

3. For dressing: Combine oil, mayonnaise, vinegar and seasonings, mix well.

4. Combine wheat berries, vegetables, and dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Recipe: Executive Chef Timothy Gump, Illinois State University, Normal,IL.

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