Wheat Berry Salad Recipe

Wheat Berry Harvest Salad Recipe

servings: 4

prep time: 5 minutes

cook time: 45 minutes

total time: 50 minutes


  • 1 cup uncooked wheat berries
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 large celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2 scallions (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • dash of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


Step 1: In a small pot, bring 3 cups of filtered water to a boil.

Step 2: Once the water boils, add the wheat berries and ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Reduce the heat to simmer, and cook berries uncovered for 45 minutes.

Wheat Berry Salad Recipe - Step 2

Step 3: In a small, non-stick skillet, toast sliced almonds and pumpkin seeds for about 8 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant.

Wheat Berry Salad Recipe - Step 3

Step 4: Rinse and finely chop celery, scallions, and parsley.

Wheat Berry Salad Recipe - Step 4

Step 5: In a large bowl, add your toasted nuts, chopped veggies, and dried cranberries. Mix.

Step 6: Prepare salad dressing: In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, honey, red wine vinegar, cinnamon, and salt & pepper.

Wheat Berry Salad Recipe - Step 6

Step 7: After it has been cooking for 45 minutes, taste your wheat; the texture should be chewy, but not crunchy. Once the wheat berries are cooked to reach the desired texture, remove from heat and transfer them into a strainer, and rinse under cold water, until the berries reach room temperature.

Step 8: Add drained wheat berries, and salad dressing to the large bowl, and mix until well incorporated. Serve immediately.

Wheat Berry Salad Recipe - Step 8

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