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Wheat berries are a chewy whole grain with a wonderfully nutty taste. This salad makes a perfect lunch in cold weather or warm. Prep the ingredients in advance, keeping them separate for a fast lunch. The wheat berries can be warmed easily by running them under warm tap water in a strainer to give them the freshest taste.


  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple juice-sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted and chopped
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach
  • 1 large apple, chopped


  1. Cook wheat berries according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk together the cider vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, cider and oil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the wheat berries and remaining ingredients with the vinaigrette.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 400; Total Fat 17g (22% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2g (10% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 200mg (9% DV); Total Carbohydrate 57g (21% DV); Dietary Fiber 9g (32% DV); Total Sugars 18g; Includes 11g Added Sugars (22% DV); Protein 10g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 8% DV; Manganese 130% DV; Vitamin K 120% DV; Selenium 60% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/wheat-berry-salad/
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