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Mediterranean salad a family-friendly dinner

  • This December 2016 photo shows a Mediterranean tomato wheat berry salad with fresh herbs in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)Mia

Associated Press
Published: 5/30/2017 9:22:35 AM
Mediterranean Tomato Wheat Berry Salad with Fresh Herbs

3 cups cooked wheat berries (cook accordingly to package directions)

3 cups quartered cherry or grape tomatoes

½ cup chopped onion

½ cup roughly chopped olives (black, green or combo)

½ cup chopped scallions

½ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

¼ cup chopped fresh mint

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, preferably coarse

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Place the wheat berries in a large mixing bowl, and add the tomatoes, onion, olives, scallions, parsley and mint. Toss to combine.

In a small bowl or container, place the olive oil, thyme, lemon juice, rice vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper. Stir or shake to combine well, then pour the dressing over the grain salad. Toss to combine. Serve at room temperature.

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