Spring Wheat Berry Salad

I have some exciting news Soulmates! I'm going to be featuring quick, easy, and healthy cooking videos on my blog as part of a new series! Today, my good friend and I made a delicious fresh wheat berry salad that would make a perfect side dish this Easter. It's super healthy and can be made ahead of time before your guests arrive. Hope you enjoy! 

I'd love to hear some of the recipes you are making this Easter, please share in the comments section below. 

RECIPE

Wheat Berry Salad with Fruit and Toasted Nuts

Serves 4 - as a side dish

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups organic wheat berries, cooked
  • 1/2 cup organic granny smith apple, cubed
  • 1/2 cup organic red grapes, halved or quartered
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 scallions, sliced thin, white and green parts
  • 1/2 avocado cubed
  • 4 T white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T non-fat plain greek yogurt
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a large pot combine the wheat berries and enough water to come 2 inches over the wheat berries. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered for 1 hour, or until tender. Drain. While the wheat berries are cooking, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Toast the walnuts and pecans in a medium dry skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the wheat berries, apples, grapes, walnuts, pecans, scallions, balsamic vinegar and greek yogurt. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Refrigerate. Top with avocado before serving.

 

*Wheat berries are whole, unprocessed wheat kernels in their most natural form. Wheat berries 

resemble other hearty whole grains, such as barley and farro. They are extremely nutritious 

and offer a chewy texture. Wheat berries are rich in vitamins B1 and B3; and the minerals 

magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and selenium. Wheat berries can be found at your

local health food store.  We recommend buying wheat berries in bulk, you’ll save a little money. :)

 

Recipe created by Kristy Gedney