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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wheat Berry Salad

This is one of my favorite warm weather recipes. I first tried it at a party at my sister in law's house. It does make a great party food when you're doing Mexican or Southwestern, but I love to make a batch and eat it all week for lunch. The flavors go so well together-- it's easy to pack in a lot of nutritous veggies when they taste this good! Another perk is that the only cooking is done in a crockpot, so it doesn't heat up the house.

Wheat Berry Salad

4 cups cooked wheat berries (see below for directions)
1 red or orange bell pepper, diced
1 red onion, diced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1-2 cups corn, fresh or frozen and thawed
1-2 cups black beans

1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lime (or lemon)
1 Tbsp. raw honey
1-2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt

Whisk together and pour over chopped vegetables and wheat. Mix all together.

Wheat berries:
Combine 4 cups wheat berry kernels, 10 cups water, and 2 tsp. sea salt in crock pot. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Drain off any excess water. Chill. Wheat berries can be frozen for up to a month, keeps a week or more in refrigerator.

This post is part of Real Food Wednesdays and Two For Tuesdays.


  1. Sounds yummy! I love healthy, flavorful food!

  2. That sounds good...nice & filling, yet light...and I love all of those flavors! Thanks so much for sharing it with Two for Tuesdays =)

  3. This would be a great potluck dish - different and healthy. I love it! Thanks for linking to Two for Tuesdays.

  4. Oh so yummy Chanelle! This brings back memories of my raw vegan days, but I would have had to sprout the beans and the wheat berries and not cooked it. THIS is so much more delectable! Thanks so much for sharing the real food love on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! HUGS! Alex@amoderatelife

  5. I think my mother would go wild for this recipe. Thanks for linking up over at Two for Tuesdays.

  6. another source of good nutrition. . .this is simply amazing, good recipes is equal to good health