Wheat berry–apple salad

Total Time
1 hr 10 min
15 min
50 min
This hearty salad is both a crowd-pleaser and very pleasing to the eye. It features wheat berries, apples, celery, red onions, raisins, toasted almonds, and lots of fresh parsley. Just keep in mind that the wheat berries will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour to cook through properly, so you may need to plan ahead, or cook them ahead of time. The rest of the salad, however, comes together in minutes. The tangy, sweet dressing is made with white wine vinegar, apple juice, olive oil, finely chopped ginger, and a touch of salt. Toss everything together, and your delicious salad is ready to go.


Uncooked wheat berries

1 cup(s)

White wine vinegar

2 Tbsp

Unsweetened apple juice

1 fl oz, (2 tbsp)

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Fresh ginger

1 Tbsp, minced, peeled, fresh

Table salt

½ tsp


2 medium, Gala, unpeeled, cored and diced


2 rib(s), medium, thinly sliced

Red onion

1 small, diced


½ cup(s)

Chopped almonds

¼ cup(s), toasted

Fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped flat-leaf


  1. Bring large pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Stir in wheat berries. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until berries are tender but still chewy, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Drain in colander and rinse until cold running water. Drain again.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, apple juice, oil, ginger, and salt in large bowl. Add wheat berries, apples, celery, onion, raisins, almonds, and parsley and toss to combine.
  3. Per serving: about 3/4 cup