Wheat Berry Gazpacho Salad

Wheat Berry Gazpacho Salad

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    cup wheat berries

  • 6½-inch thick slices whole grain crusty country bread

  • 1

    tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1

    teaspoon snipped fresh oregano

  • 1

    teaspoon snipped fresh tarragon

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • 3

    ounces Manchego or Parmesan cheese, shaved or grated

  • 1

    15 ounce canchickpeas, rinsed and drained (optional)

  • 1

    cup chopped fresh tomatoes

  • 1

    cup seedless green grapes, halved

  • ½

    cup sliced or chopped English cucumber

  • ¼

    cup seeded and chopped yellow sweet pepper

  • ¼

    cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped red onion

  • 2

    tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1

    tablespoon snipped fresh oregano

  • 2

    teaspoons snipped fresh tarragon

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • Cracked black pepper

Directions

1. In a medium bowl combine wheat berries and 3 cups water. Let soak 1 hour; drain. Transfer to a medium saucepan. Add water to cover by 2 inches; place over high heat. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour, or until wheat berries are tender and some of the grains are splitting open at the tip. Pour into a fine mesh strainer; drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Let cool completely. 2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. In a small bowl combine 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. oregano, and 1 tsp. tarragon. Brush olive oil mixture on bread slices. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt. Bake 20 minutes or until bread is crisp. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 2 minutes more. 3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine chickpeas (if using), tomatoes, grapes, cucumber, sweet pepper, 1/4 cup olive oil, red onion, red wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp. oregano, 2 tsp. tarragon, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Toss to combine. Add wheat berries; toss to mix well. 4. To serve, spoon wheat berry mixture over bread slices. Sprinkle with black pepper. Makes 6 servings.


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