Satisfy your hunger the healthy way when you enjoy this super simple Mediterranean Wheat Berry Salad full of seasonal vegetables, feta, and a light vinaigrette. This is an amazing summer salad that you just need to try!
Mediterranean Wheat Berry Salad Recipe
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love salads in the summertime. They’re no-cook, refreshing, and the perfect way to use up garden or farmers market produce. My salads pretty much consist of whatever I have in the refrigerator (I like to call them everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salads) with a simple vinaigrette dressing. That means I don’t really have to go on a special shopping trip to eat healthy. Score!
This particular Mediterranean Wheat Berry Salad recipe has some of my absolute favorite ingredients: Kalamata olives, cucumbers, feta, and pine nuts. With those delicious ingredients, I don’t even realize I’m eating kale. Greens like kale are very alkalizing for your body and are packed with rich vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s a delicious super food that is perfect for this salad.
I’m also a huge fan of tossing a bunch of grains into my salad because then it seems more like a hearty meal than a side. Some of my favorites are wheat berries, kamut, farro, and bulgur. These Mediterranean flavors also work super well with a piece of grilled salmon or chicken to make it even more filling.
- 1 cup wheat berries
- 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ tsp each coarse salt and ground black pepper
- ½ tsp dried oregano flakes
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- 1 medium seedless cucumber, diced
- ½ cup crumbled feta
- ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- Cook wheat berries according to package directions. Drain and cool.
- In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, Dijon, honey, olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano.
- Stir in kale, cucumber, and half of the feta, olives, and pine nuts.
- Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and garnish with remaining feta, olives, and pine nuts.
Home Chef Tip: Prepare salad ingredients except dressing ahead of time as part of your weekly meal prep. Toss with vinaigrette right before eating.
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