Recipes for Wheat Berries
Cherry, Chicken, and Pecan Wheat Berry Salad
Nutty, chewy, robust wheat berries work well in stews, stir-fries, and hearty salads. Cook as you would pasta, in a large pot of boiling water. Check for doneness after 30 minutes, but know they may take as long as an hour to reach desired tenderness. Drain when done. One cup uncooked yields about 2 cups cooked. Per cooked cup: 320 calories, 14g protein, 12g fiber.
First up is our Cherry, Chicken, and Pecan Wheat Berry Salad. What a fantastic combo! If you can't find fresh cherries, add ¼ cup boiling water to ¼ cup dried cherries. Let stand 10 minutes; drain and chop.
Cashew Chicken Wheat Berry Salad with Peas
The thigh meat lends an especially moist, rich flavor, but you can use any leftover chicken.
Tuna, Olive, and Wheat Berry Salad
Be sure to seek out a sustainable type of tuna. We like Wild Planet's wild albacore tuna in extra-virgin olive oil; a 5-ounce can, once drained, gives you the correct amount here.
Smoked Salmon-Wheat Berry Salad with Caper-Yogurt Dressing
Thinly sliced cold-smoked salmon pairs perfectly with our refreshing, tangy dressing.
Wheat Berry Salad with Melon and Feta
We were blown away by this intriguing mix of fresh, crunchy, and juicy produce with chewy wheat berries and creamy cheese.
Wheat Berry Salad with Goat Cheese
Taking a cue from traditional tabbouleh, this dish uses lots of peak-season vegetables, tart lemon juice, and pungent fresh herbs. Serve with toasted pita wedges.
Golden Beet Salad with Wheat Berries and Pumpkinseed Vinaigrette
This colorful salad will be a bright addition to any table. It’s light and flavorful, making it perfect for an alfresco dinner.
Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Fruit
Bold flavors of both sweet and savory varieties make a statement in this salad chock-full of dried fruit.
Wheat Berry, Kale, and Cranberry Salad
This recipe is full of good-for-you nutrition — save leftovers for an easy lunch option.
Smoked Salmon and Wheat Berry Salad
This salad is all about crunch, with toasted walnuts, crisp apple, and celery. Save your celery leaves for a beautiful and delicious garnish.
Herbed Wheat Berry and Roasted Tomato Salad with Grilled Chipotle Chicken Breasts
Cook a big batch of grains for a summery side tonight plus two more veggie-packed meals during the week. The fresh flavors of the wheat berry tomato salad pair perfectly with the chipotle chicken in this dish. If preferable, you can substitute cooked farro or barley.
Wheat Berry and Summer Vegetable Sauté
Combining a wheat berry mixture in a sauté of summer vegetables makes this an excellent summer side.
Wheat Berry, Spinach, and Strawberry Salad
This super spinach salad is topped with strawberries, wheat berry mixture, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar, and more.