Wheatberry Salad

Several weeks ago when it was too hot to cook and I was looking for cool salads, I saw a recipe for Wheat Berry Salad. Whole wheat, cracked wheat, bulgur wheat, tabouli, couscous – they are so similiar and it’s hard for me to figure out if they are the same thing or different. Wheat berries, on the other hand, triggered a pleasant memory. Many, many years ago our friend invited us to dinner in her sukkah. She’s an excellent cook. Her background is Iranian, and she often serves food that I would normally not eat if I were not a guest. *grin* My mother brought me up to be a well-behaved polite guest – you eat what you are served. 🙂 Our friend served a wheat berry salad. The reward for being a polite guest is that sometimes you learn to like something new, that you never thought you’d like. So when the wheat berry recipe popped up in my search, I decided to save it and try it.
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Following this recipe meant first I had to find wheat berries. After trying several local stores I ordered them (and some cracked wheat) online. (The cracked wheat is my next new venture – stay tuned.) The recipe also calls for things that in my past I would have told you I don’t eat, and would have been cause for tossing the recipe. That would include nuts and dried fruit. I don’t like “things” in my food. *grin* Or so I thought. Anyway, I made the linked recipe just as it stands. It is DELICIOUS. I love the texture and the flavors. I think it will work well in fall, too, because of its harvest colors. My husband and I both made large inroads into the bowl of wheat berry salad. Definitely a recipe to keep and repeat!

Thanks to:
Wheat Berry Salad, Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger, Posted on the Food Network website

6 Responses to “Wheatberry Salad”


  1. 1 honourmcmillan August 22, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I insist you stop with the recipes and food pics unless you’re sending me samples!

  2. 2 ahuva18 August 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    this from the woman who is always texting me pictures of her fresh seafood. 🙂 This was really a great recipe. I’m so glad I found it. If there was any easy way to share the result you know I would. But all I can do is say make it yourself. You know it’s easy if I’m making it. 🙂 I’m too lazy to do difficult recipes.

  3. 3 honourmcmillan August 22, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Lol I’ll look on amazon for the ingredients.

  4. 4 ahuva18 August 22, 2019 at 10:05 am

    that’s how I found them. 🙂

  5. 5 Deborah Cohn August 22, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    oh Yum!!


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