Wheat Berry Salad with Olives and Garlic

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You can substitute wheat berries with farro, spelt, or any other grain. Optionally, you can pre-soak the wheat berries overnight.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 3 cups water

  • 1 cup wheat berries

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup pitted and finely chopped kalamata olives

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add wheat berries, lower heat to medium-low, and cook until wheat berries are tender and water is absorbed, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat; saute garlic until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add olives; cook and stir for 10 minutes. Add wheat berries to olive mixture. Cook and stir wheat berries-olive mixture until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
11g Fat
39g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 1138mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 191mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.