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a bowl full of wheat berry salad with a fork

Wheat Berry Salad

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


Bursting with flavor, this hearty wheat berry salad recipe is filled with sweet apples, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, celery and fresh herbs, and topped with a simple vinaigrette dressing. Served cold, this healthy, vegan salad is great for any time of year – it’s especially perfect in autumn/fall – and makes a great side dish.



  • 4 cups cooked wheat berries (about 1 1/2 uncooked)
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

For the dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients until smooth. Pour over the salad and mix until evenly coated.
  3. Adjust seasoning with salt & pepper, to taste. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for later.

Keywords: vegan, dairy free, wheat, apple, cranberries, celery