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Veggie Packed Wheat Berry Salad

  • Author: Robin Barrie


With this amazing weather on the East Coast this weekend, who else is excited to eat, drink and hang outdoors for a change of pace?! ??‍♀️ This is an amazing, refreshing nutrient dense, high fiber side dish for your backyard BBQ lunch or dinner. Serve over a bed of greens and add some lean protein for a balanced meal. Let me know what you think!


  • 1/2 cups hard wheat berries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup of grilled yellow squash, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of grilled zucchini, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. 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 and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the wheat berries, pecans, yellow squash, zucchini, dried cranberries, scallions, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!