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Grains and Green Bean Salad

Grains and Green Bean Salad

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
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  • 1 cup Wheat berries
  • 2 cups Vegetable broth
  • 12 oz Fresh green beans, trimmed and halved on the bias
  • 1/4 cup White wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Shallot, minced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Slivered almonds, toasted (optional)


  1. In a saucepan combine wheat berries and broth. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add beans and cook 4 – 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain, then immediately place beans in a large bowl of ice water. Let stand in ice water for 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl.
  3. For the dressing, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, shallot, mustard and thyme. Gradually whisk in oil until well-combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  4. In a large serving bowl combine wheat berries and beans. Add dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with toasted almonds (if desired), and serve.