Wheat Berry Apple Salad

Author: Recipes_kw
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Prep Time 9 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 9 hrs 20 mins
Course Appetizers, Main Course, Salads
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • Stove
  • Refrigerator


  • 1 cup wheat berries uncooked
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 cup green apple diced
  • 1/2 cup red apple diced
  • 1/3 cup walnuts toasted
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice fresh squeezed, no sugar added or preservatives
  • 2 tbsp orange peel grated
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mint fresh, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 12 leaves butter lettuce


  • Soak the wheat berries in water overnight in the refrigerator then drain and set aside for later.
  • Heat a large saucepan with 2 inches of water over high heat along with the wheat berries and 1/2 tsp of salt. Bring to a boil, stir then reduce the heat to low. Cover with a lid and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour; stir occasionally. Drain and let cool.
  • Place the wheat berries, apples, cranberries, walnuts, celery, orange peel, orange juice, vinegar, mint, olive oil and remaining salt in a large bowl; mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve salad over a couple of butter lettuce leaves. Enjoy!

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