Citrus Wheat Berry Salad

Chewy wheat berries are the base of this fruit-filled salad that will be the perfect side dish to your outdoor gatherings.

Citrus Wheat Berry Salad on platter
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
8 cups


  • 4 cup vegetable broth

  • 2 cup wheat berries

  • 1 ½ cup sliced celery

  • 1 ½ cup mixed fresh berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, and/or halved strawberries

  • 2 navel oranges, peeled and sliced

  • 2 clementines, peeled and sliced

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • ½ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoon grapefruit or orange juice

  • 3 tablespoon orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large saucepan combine broth and wheat berries. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 1 hour or until tender. Drain and cool. Cover and chill 2 hours.

  2. In an extra-large bowl combine wheat berries and next six ingredients (through parsley). For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together remaining ingredients.

  3. Pour dressing over wheat berry mixture; toss to coat. Top with additional parsley.

To Make Ahead

Store the cooked wheat berries in refrigerator up to 3 days and the dressing in refrigerator up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
10g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 514mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 47.8mg 239%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 254mg 5%
Folate, total 38mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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