A healthful and festive salad using rich, nutty chestnuts. Try grapes instead of raisins for a fresh alternative; 1 1/2 cups halved crisp red grapes will do the trick. Make sure to plan ahead and allow time for soaking the wheat berries.
- 1 1/2 cup wheat berries
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 cup jarred roasted chestnuts, chopped
- 2 carrots, grated
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped fresh mint
Place wheat berries in a large bowl and cover with several inches of cold water. Let soak 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse wheat berries and place them in a large saucepan. Cover by several inches with fresh water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until wheat berries are tender and some break open, about 1 hour. Drain and cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar and soy sauce. Add wheat berries and toss. Add chestnuts, carrots, raisins and mint and toss again. Serve room temperature or chilled.
Per Serving; 200 calories (10 from fat), 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 6g protein