Wheat Berry Tuna Salad

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Ingredient List: 

1 cup wheat berries
4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
2 cans Albacore tuna, packed in water, drained
2 eggs, hard boiled, chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup Italian dressing
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Place the wheat berries, water and salt in a saucepan and simmer for 60 to 90 minutes until tender when you bite down on them.  Drain well and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, toss together with the remaining ingredients.  Serve chilled.

Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Nutrition: One serving provides approximately: 181 calories, 21 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 26 μg folate, 2 mg iron, 830 mg sodium