Just because it’s a salad doesn’t mean it has to be boring. It also doesn’t mean it has to be 100 percent salad – why not toss a little fruit into the mix? For a sweet and healthy salad that is perfect for summer, try this wheat berry salad with red fruit.

What you need

  • 3 cups of Cooked Wheat Berries, see below
  • 1 large apple, any type of your choice (Fuji works great!) unpeeled and diced
  • 1/3 cups of squeezed orange juice
  • 1/3 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of pecan halves, toasted and chopped
  • 3 tbsp of raspberry vinegar
  • 3 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine the orange juice and cranberries in a bowl, then let sit for 15 minutes while you continue
  2. Combine wheat berries, apple pieces and the pecans in a mixing bowl, stir
  3. Drain the cranberries and preserve the juice, then stir the cranberries into the wheat berry mixutre
  4. With the remaining orange juice, whisk in vinegar and oil until combined
  5. Then add the salt and pepper to the orange juice mixture. Pour the concoction over the salad and toss to coat thoroughly
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, allowing for the flavors to mix

Enjoy! Good for a day after preparation, cover and refrigerate.

Source: Eating Well

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