Warm Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Fruit

Make sure to soak the wheat berries two days ahead if you plan to prepare this dish a day ahead.

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 1 hour; Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes, plus soaking time.


8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories 214
Fat 3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 46 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 156 mg
Calcium 28 mg


2 cups dry wheat berries (about 3/4 pound) (hard winter wheat)
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup chopped scallions, green part only
3 tablespoons sliced almonds with skin, toasted
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt


1. Place the wheat berries in a medium bowl; cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain. Place the wheat berries in a 4-quart pot; cover with water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook, uncovered, 1 hour or until tender. Drain well in a large sieve; transfer to a serving bowl.

2. Add remaining ingredients to warm wheat berries, tossing to combine; serve warm or at room temperature.