Wheat Berry Salad

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Total Time
2hrs 10mins
1 hr
1 hr 10 mins

This tasty salad is good all year around, but it's especially nice in the fall to have with holiday lunches. Prep and cooking times include chilling and such.

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  • 1 cup dry wheat berries
  • 14 cup golden raisin
  • 3 tablespoons dried currants
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 12 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 14 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 apples, halved/cored and cut into small dice (Gravenstein or Granny Smith)
  • 12 cup toasted chopped cashews, unsalted
  • 14 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place wheat berries, raisins, dried currants, shallot, and water in a large pan.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently, then reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until very tender (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) stirring twice.
  3. Drain and transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  4. Add the oil, orange juice, vinegar, coriander, cinnamon, apples, cashews, feta cheese, and salt/pepper, and toss well.
  5. Chill for an hour (stirring once), serve, and enjoy!
  6. Makes 4 servings.