This is a recipe I created using wheat berries which is a healthy alternative to rice. It's also easy to substitute different nuts or fruit depending on what you have on hand.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins
30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Raspberry Vinaigrette:


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water and wheat berries to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the wheat berries are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Drain any excess water and cool.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spread walnuts onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake walnuts in the preheated oven until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and cool.

  • Whisk canola oil, raspberry wine vinegar, raspberry preserves, mustard, oregano, and black pepper together in a bowl until vinaigrette is smooth. Measure 1/2 cup vinaigrette and store remaining vinaigrette in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use.

  • Combine wheat berries, walnuts, pear, Gorgonzola cheese, cranberries, and green onions in a large bowl. Drizzle 1/2 cup vinaigrette over wheat berries mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate for flavors to blend, about 30 minutes.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount for the vinaigrette. The actual amount of vinaigrette consumed is only a portion of the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

623 calories; protein 12.9g 26% DV; carbohydrates 82g 27% DV; fat 30.2g 47% DV; cholesterol 15mg 5% DV; sodium 194.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Awesome salad! Used olive oil instead of canola is a much better alternative Read More
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Awesome salad! Used olive oil instead of canola is a much better alternative Read More
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I made this according to recipe except with red wine vinegar and blackberry jam since that's what I had on hand. Everyone raved about this! Will definitely keep as a regular. Read More
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Absolutely delicious! Thanks for a great side dish. I had some dressing left over that I will dress a green salad with. Read More
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Made this today and made it with no changes. At first I was leery of adding the mustard to the vinaigrette especially since that was fantastic on its own but was very pleased at the depth of flavor it added! I cant wait to make it again I am sure this will be a regular staple in my menus! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is really good but I have a wheat berry source and a lot of people don't. My husband loves it! Read More
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My wife is not a fan of the blue cheeses so I used crumbled goat cheese with cranberries. Great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good. Used red wine vinegar and no jam. Read More