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Wheat Berry and Carrot Salad

This recipe makes a huge bowl of salad! Take it to your next picnic or potluck and share the whole-grain goodness! The wheat berries can be soaked and cooked in advance, to cut down on prep time.

4-6 Servings

Updated: Sun, 06/10/2018 - 7:33am

How to Make Wheatberry Carrot Salad


  • 1 cup soft wheat berries, soaked
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded or chopped carrots
  • ½ cup zante currants or raisins
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. Soak the wheat berries for at least 2 hours, up to overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Bring water to a boil and add soaked wheat berries. Cook until soft and chewy, about 30-45 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.
  3. Prepare the dressing: in a large bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Let sit for a few minutes to meld flavors.
  4. Add carrots and toss to coat. Stir in raisins, fresh herbs and cooked wheat berries. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy!