Wheat Berry & Barley Salad

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by aliono

This recipe comes from Central Market. It has very bright, bold flavors and the chewy texture of the wheat berries makes this salad very interesting and different. I like to add fresh basil to the salad because it always goes great with mozzarella and tomatoes! This recipe makes a lot, the grains really expand! Unless I'm bringing it to a party I like to cut the recipe in half.

Top Review by Garlic Chick

Great! I made this a while back and made only half the recipe which still made a whole lot. One thing I did differently was that I always soak the wheat berries for several hours before I cook them (typically overnight). I had the standard mozarella from the grocery story. This was delicious. I will definitely make it again - and it could be changed up with different vegetable ingredients. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add wheat berries. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Add barley and continue to simmer for another 30-40 minutes, or until grains are tender, but still firm. Meanwhile, combine red onion, garlic, vinegar and oil in a large bowl. Drain grains and add to onion mixture. Toss well and cool. Add green onions, corn, mozzarella, tomatoes and salt and pepper. Toss well. Salad may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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