Wheat Berry Salad With Red Peppers, Eggplant and Zucchini

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Wheat berries are surprisingly sweet chewy sources of fiber, protein, B vitamins, folate, zinc, iron, and magnesium, as well as phytochemicals! This is a wholesome salad! Adapted from Prevention magazine(2005)

Top Review by WI Cheesehead

A little time consuming, but tastes great. I have never boiled wheat berries before and I love the chewy texture. I used 1 vidalia, cut into wedges (but would slice into rings next time), sweet yellow peppers, 1 tsp dried parsley, 1/4 tsp dried oregano and 1 large clove garlic. Since this wasn't for company, I cut all the veggies up and mixed in. I would reduce the vinegar next time, since I'm not a big fan of it. I didn't use eggplant though. Good thing, since the veggies just barely fit on one cookie sheet! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place wheat berries in a medium bowl and fill with water.
  2. Cover and soak, in refrigerator overnight.
  3. Drain and place in a medium saucepan.
  4. Cover with water, and heat to a boil.
  5. Simmer, uncovered, until wheat berries are tender, about 1 hour.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400*F.
  7. Arrange eggplant, onion, zucchini, squash, and bell peppers in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  8. Lightly brush vegetables with 1 tbls. of the oil.
  9. Roast 20 minutes, turn over, and roast 10 minutes longer.
  10. Remove eggplant, zucchini, and squash and set aside.
  11. Continue to roast remaining vegetables until browned, about 15 minutes.
  12. Cool vegetables.
  13. Season with 1/8 teaspoons of the salt and pepper.
  14. Cut half of the vegetables into 1/2" pieces.
  15. In a large bowl, whisk vinegar, parsley, oregano, garlic, remaining 3 tbls. oil, and remaining 1/8 teaspoons salt and pepper.
  16. Add wheat berries and cut up veggies.
  17. Toss to coat.
  18. Spoon onto serving platter.
  19. Arrange remaining vegetables around edges.
  20. Garnish with Parsley and oregano.
  21. Enjoy!

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