This is a great summer salad full of flavor, color, and is a good source of Complex Carbohydrates. There is some protein in the beans but I think a good balance would be to serve it with Grilled Tilapia, Shrimp or Chicken. I also substituted the red wine vinegar for my favorite Trader Joe’s Balsamic Vinegar, YUMMY! Another twist would be to add some chopped walnuts and maybe dice up some crunchy red bell pepper…..
Great recipe, took it to a bbq recently and it was a hit.The only thing that is a little time consuming are the preparation of the wheat berries, but trust me its totally worth it. The serving size says 3/4 Cup, but I thought that was too much for me so I went with about Enjoy!
Serves 6 (3/4-cup servings)
4 cups water
1/2 cup dry wheat berries
1/2 of a 15-ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen, shelled edamame, thawed
1 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar
3 Tbsp. Pompeian OlivExtra Plus
Salt and black pepper to taste
1. Combine water and wheat berries in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 55 minutes or until wheat berries are just tender.
2. Place in a fine mesh strainer and run under cold water to cool quickly, drain well.
3. Combine the wheat berries with the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 8 hours in advance.
Wheat berries are unprocessed wheat kernels and are sold in major supermarkets and health food stores.
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Before training with Melissa, I was unhealthy and was ashamed of the body that God blessed me with. All of the knowledge and and practical teaching I have received has helped me to feel beautiful and sexy again. I now have energy to play with my children and am a more energetic wife for my husband. Literally, the money spent on these training sessions with Melissa has been the best gift I could have given myself. Thank you, Melissa for showing me that I have the ability to change my physical body and my outlook on life. Here’s to a wonderful and healthy future!