Wheat Berries with Roasted Vegetables and Halloumi Cheese

Hearty whole-grain wheat berries are high in protein and fiber. They have an excellent chew that stands up in cold salads and even hot soups.

Sheet pan of Roasted Vegetables and Halloumi Cheese and bowl of wheat berries
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins


  • 3 cup water

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup wheat berries

  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 6 cloves garlic, halved

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil and/or mint

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 8 0.5 inch slices halloumi cheese (8 oz.)

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • Lemon wedges


  1. In a medium saucepan bring the water and 1/2 tsp. of the salt to boiling. Stir in wheat berries. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 45 to 60 minutes or until tender; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. In a 15x10-inch baking pan combine carrots, onion, and garlic. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp. of the oil and sprinkle with black pepper and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt; toss to coat. Roast 15 minutes. In a medium bowl combine remaining 1 Tbsp. oil, basil and/or mint, and crushed red pepper. Add cheese slices; toss to coat.

  3. Stir roasted vegetables and push to one side of pan. Add cheese to other side of pan. Roast 5 minutes. Add tomatoes to pan and turn cheese slices; roast 5 minutes. Turn cheese again. Roast 5 minutes more or until vegetables are tender, cheese is brown, and tomatoes are softened.

  4. Serve wheat berries topped with roasted vegetables, tomatoes, and cheese. Sprinkle with additional basil and/or mint and serve with lemon wedges.

  5. Serving Size: 1/2 cup wheat berries, 2/3 cup vegetables, 1/3 cup tomatoes, + 2 slices cheese each
    Total yield: 2 cups wheat berries, 2 1/2 cups vegetables, 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, + 8 slices cheese

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

500 Calories
26g Fat
48g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 500
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 908mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 37.9mg 190%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 472mg 10%
Folate, total 28.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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