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Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad

Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad

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  • Makes: 6 to 8 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill 6 hrs to 24 hrs plus up to 4 hours
  • Cook 30 mins

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  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup wheat berries, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice, apple cider or lemon juice
  • 1 -2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, cored and chopped (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 large Braeburn, Jonagold or Rome Beauty apple, unpeeled, cored and chopped (1-1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, dried tart cherries and/or golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup seedless green and/or red grapes, halved
  • 6 -8 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • Honey roasted sliced almonds or honey roasted peanuts


  1. For wheat berries: In a small bowl, combine the water and wheat berries. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 6 o 24 hours. Do not drain; transfer to a medium saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes or until tender with a firm, chewy texture. Drain; transfer to bowl to cool.
  2. For dressing: In a screw-top jar, combine oil, parsley, vinegar, apple juice, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Cover and shake well to combine. Drizzle dressing over warm wheat berries; stir to coat. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine apples, celery, cranberries and grapes. Stir in wheat berry mixture; mix well. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours if not serving immediately.
  4. To serve, arrange lettuce cups on a large platter or divide them among individual salad plates. Spoon salad into the lettuce. Sprinkle with nuts. Makes 6 to 8 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 6, calcium (mg) 50, Folate (µg) 24, iron (mg) 2, sodium (mg) 409, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, chol. (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 7, sat. fat (g) 2, Monounsaturated fat (g) 9, Potassium (mg) 275, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 534, carb. (g) 45, vit. C (mg) 9, sugar (g) 21, cal. (kcal) 321, Niacin (mg) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 16, Riboflavin (mg) 0

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