Fig & Wheat Berry Salad - 2 Guiding Stars
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This simple warm salad will revolutionize your lunch routine with a powerful combination of flavors, textures and nutrients. Savor with a portion of lean, grilled chicken and serve over seasonal greens.


  • 1 1/2 cups wheat berries, cooked according to package
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried figs, chopped finely
  • 1/2 medium red onion, minced
  • 3 large stalks celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Whisk together in a saucepan: vinegar, juice and honey. Bring to a boil and add the dried fruit. Let steep for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Mix onion, celery and wheat berries. Toss with the olive oil and lemon zest. Add the vinegar and juice mixture, and all the fruit, and mix. Toss with the almonds, mint, salt and pepper.
  3. Let stand at room temperature for at least one hour before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 320; Total Fat 13g (17% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 90mg (4% DV); Total Carbohydrate 47g (17% DV); Dietary Fiber 8g (29% DV); Total Sugars 14g; Includes 2g Added Sugars (4% DV); Protein 8g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 6% DV; Biotin 25% DV; Riboflavin 25% DV; Vitamin E 25% DV.
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