Tomato, Cucumber and Bocconcini Grain Salad

You'll be looking forward to lunch all morning with this nutritious grain salad, loaded with flavour and nutrients - it's guaranteed to make your work-day a lot more exciting.


1 1/2 cups wheat berries, rinsed
5 1/4 cups water
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 cucumber, diced
1 cup bocconcini cheese, diced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Handful fresh basil, chopped


Add water, pinch salt and wheat berries to a medium saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until tender, about 1 hour. Drain well. Let cool. To cool faster, spread out on baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine cooked wheat berries, tomatoes, green onions, cucumber and cheese.

To make the dressing: whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard and salt and pepper. Toss dressing with salad. Stir in basil. Let salad stand in fridge to develop flavours before serving, about 30 minutes.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.