Wheatberry Salad with Strawberries and Basil

Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Wheatberry Salad with Strawberries and Basil
Wheatberry Salad with Strawberries and Basil


  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup baby spinach or arugula
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced thinly
  • ⅓ cup goat cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat a pot over medium-high heat. Toast the wheat berries in the pot until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Pour water over the wheat berries, stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and place a cover on the pot.
  3. Simmer until the wheat berries are soft and chewy, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check the berries often and add more water as needed (¼ cup at a time). Spread wheat berries onto a platter to cool.
  4. Toss cooled wheat berries with strawberries, spinach, goat cheese, and basil in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil and vinegar over the salad; season with salt and pepper to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Skip the goat cheese to make this a vegan meal! Or add chicken for extra protein if you eat meat.


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Jessica Scott says:

I tried this and it was such a delicious salad! I used my spiralizer to thinly slice the cucumber, it works perfectly. So refreshing and light.

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Greg Jones says:

My wife asked me to make this salad for the both of us and it was surprisngly delicious. The bitterness of the arugula paired nicely with the berries. This is a light and refreshing salad that I would enjoy making again.

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Jordan Clark says:

I usually soak wheat berries over night, I didn't know that wasn't a requirement to cook them! I did sort through the wheat berries and rinse with cold water before cooking. These turned out great with the perfect chewy texture.

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Monica Allen says:

Delicious, but it took more time than I would liked to have spent on making salad. Wondering if I can cook the wheat berries in a pressure cooker next time? I added watermelon in addition to strawberries, it was really good.

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Jenny J says:

I added tuna to this wheatberry salad and used arugula. I also did a lemon vinaigrette for the stressing. I thought it was really good with the strawberries.