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Orange Wheat Berry Salad

Comments : 17 Posted in : Lunch, Side Dish on by : Chris

It’s that time again: Time for the Secret Recipe Club Reveal!

This month we were assigned the blog “Crumb”. If you have not visited Crumb, you should. And soon. You’ve been missing out.

Isabelle, the recipe developing, food photographing Canadian behind the scenes of Crumb has a knack for creating fantastic sounding recipes and drool inducing photographs. Hailing from Toronto, Isabelle is self-professed food obsessed- she is in good company. We had a hard time narrowing down a recipe for SRCSpicy Peanut Butter Noodles! Double Cherry Almond Crumble! Warm Raspberry Chocolate Pudding Cake! The Eggplant Parmigiana Pasta Bake is on the list for dinner this week. Now if only there was a way to make the pictures on Crumb scratch-and-sniff…

We’ve apparently arrived a little late to the wheat berry train. It has been popping up at brunches and lunches lately, and we needed to make a wheat berry salad to call our own. Or Isabelle’s. 🙂 This combination of chewy wheat berries, crunchy sour apple, and tangy citrus is fantastic. Isabelle had noted on her blog that the wheat berry salad she had been inspired by contained raisins (which she did not have on hand, hence the brilliant addition of crunchy apple). Raisins sounded good. Craisins sounded even better. So we went there.

Thanks for the delicious recipe Isabelle!

Orange Wheat Berry Salad


  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup Craisins
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine wheat berries, water and salt in a large pot. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until berries are tender. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together wheat berries, green onion, celery, apple, Crasins and parsley.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together orange zest, orange juice, honey and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Pour over wheat berry mixture; toss to coat.

Recipe from: Crumb Blog


17 thoughts

    • Chris
      March 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      After the copious amounts of chocolate we have been consuming over here, we needed something to lighten the load! 😉

  • March 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Oh wow… I haven’t made this recipe in aaaaaages, but now I’m craving it something fierce. Thanks for giving this oldie a little love! (And thanks also for all the kind words. I’m blushing over here!)
    PS – Love the fact that you added in Craisins. It’s hard to go wrong with cranberry and orange, and in this case, it sounds absolutely perfect.

    • Chris
      March 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Finished up the leftovers for lunch today Isabelle- delicious! Loved your site, thanks for sharing such good looking recipes!

  • March 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Lovely! I am a huge wheat berry fan, and I don’t cook with them nearly enough. This salad looks totally delicious! 🙂

    • Chris
      March 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      We can certify that it was delicious 🙂

  • March 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I’m more behind the times than you, still have not tried wheat berry but your salad has me wanting to very soon, looks delicious!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry Loaded Potato Soup.


    • Chris
      March 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Go for it Lisa! You’ve been missing out!

  • March 5, 2013 at 12:06 am

    This looks SO temptingly delicious with layers of flavor and crunch in every bite.

  • March 8, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Have wheat berries in the pantry. NOW I know what to do with them.

  • March 9, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I’ve never even heard of wheat berries…apparently I’m way behind the times. If I ever run across them and buy them, I’ll have to return for this recipe. Beautiful picture!

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