Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad

For the past two weeks, I’ve been on a huge wheat berry kick.

Wheat Berries

On Sunday or Monday night, I cook up a big batch of wheat berries and then incorporate them into lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the week. They’re chewy, high in fiber and taste great tossed with roasted vegetables, sprinkled on top of Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey or even on their own.

Last Friday, I made a fantastic lunch that centered around wheat berries.

Waldorf Salad Ingredients

If you’re a big fan of traditional Waldorf salad made with chicken, I think this lunch may be right up your alley. It’s a vegetarian dish that is super filling thanks to the high-fiber wheat berries and protein-packed Greek yogurt.

Since I first made the salad on last Friday, I made it again, but slightly sweeter, so below you will find two variations of the salad.

Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad

Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad (Savory)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked wheat berries
  • 1/2 green apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 6-ounce container 2 percent Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine wheat berries through cranberries in a large bowl
  2. Combine Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon and lime juice in a small bowl
  3. Pour Greek yogurt “dressing” on top of the wheat berry mixture and stir well until everything is coated
  4. Enjoy!

Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad (Sweet) <—My favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked wheat berries
  • 1/2 green apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 6-ounce container 2 percent Greek yogurt
  • Honey, to taste (Recommended: 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped

Directions:

  1. Combine wheat berries through cranberries in a large bowl
  2. Stir honey into Greek yogurt
  3. Pour Greek yogurt on top of wheat berries mixture and stir well until everything is coated
  4. Enjoy!

Vegetarian Waldorf Wheat Berry Salad

I hope you enjoy this recipe but, if you’re like Ryan and the thought Waldorf salad repulses you, here is another wheat berry recipe that may be more your style:

Have a great Friday, my friends!

Comments

  1. says

    I’ve never tried wheat berries before, but I’m sure I’d love them since I’m a huge fan of chewy, hearty grains. Both of the salad variations look so delicious! If I can’t get my hands on some wheat berries soon, I might try the recipes with brown rice!

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  2. Carol says

    YES!!! Thank you for posting the recipe, I’ve been waiting for it since your picture on Instagram! I will be making it this weekend :-)

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  4. Jan Klein says

    While it doesn’t totally repulse me, I side with Ryan on this one. It’s never been a favorite of mine. My father however, LOVES it. I’ll share this with him :)

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  5. says

    Oh yum. The sweet version of this looks like it’s right up my alley! I’ve been looking for new salad combinations to experiment with, and since I recently discovered Greek yogurt (I know, shocking) I’m definitely going to try this one!

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  6. says

    Right after I read your post I went to lunch at our cafetreria. Guess what they had at the salad bar? Wheat berries! I threw some in and they were good. I am all about consistency and I really liked the texture. I could see this as a hot beakfast item with dried fruits and milk. Probably make a good salad with goat/feta cheese and veggies. Have to experiment.

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  7. Diane says

    Julie, could you please share how YOU cook these wheat berries from start to finish including exact quantities? Much appreciated; thank you.

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    • says

      Hi Jamie! Sometimes they’re actually in packages around the rice, grain, etc. section. But most of the time you can find them in the bulk bin aisles 😀

      And Julie, this looks sooooo divine!! But the only thing about wheat berries for me is that my jaw hurts after eating it and I have my constantly locking jaw to thank for that :(

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  8. Julia G says

    Hi Julie! I’m seventeen years old and you are my inspiration for my future. If I turn into half the lady you are one day, I will be content. You are truly incredible in countless ways. But anywho! I’m getting off topic. 😛 Which salad did you prefer more? Savory or sweet?

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  9. says

    Yum! I haven’t actually cooked with wheat berries but love all sorts of fun grains in my lunches and dinners. When I think of wheat berries, I think of them as having a chewier, denser texture than some grains. Is that true? If so, I would probably love them.

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