Recipe: Wheat Berry and Wild Rice Salad

Wheat Berry and Wild Rice Salad

Feed your brain with delicious and nutritious fare such as this Wheat Berry and Wild Rice Salad, a satisfying combination of wheat berries, wild rice, apples, cranberries, feta and walnuts.


Wheat Berry and Wild Rice Salad

1 cup red spring wheat berries, rinsed and drained
1 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped celery
¾ cup dried cranberries
1 green Granny Smith apple, chopped
¾ cup feta cheese, cubed
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 cup toasted walnut halves

Citrus Vinaigrette

2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ cup olive oil


1) Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add wheat berries and wild rice and simmer for 1 hour, or until tender. Drain well and place in a large serving bowl. Add celery, cranberries, apple, feta, parsley and green onions. Toss to combine.

2) For the vinaigrette, in a medium bowl whisk the white wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, lime juice, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Add oil slowly, whisking continuously. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad mix well. Top with toasted walnuts.

Serves 8

For more brain food, consider digging in to this healthy Green Goddess Quinoa Salad.


Authors of bestselling cookbooks Bite Me and Bite Me Too, saucy sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat love eating, feeding, entertaining and dishing up easy recipes and forkin’ fun at