Autumn Butternut Squash and Wheat Berry Salad

The orange vinaigrette adds just the right pop to the glorious fall flavors of butternut squash, red wheat berries, and cranberries.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
5 servings


  • 3 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups hard red winter wheat berries

  • 2 cups butternut squash cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 large orange, zested

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds (Optional)


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and add wheat berries. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let cook until soft, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Toss squash with 1 tablespoon oil and place on a baking sheet.

  4. Roast in the preheated oven until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Transfer squash to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up excess oil and let cool.

  5. Meanwhile, mix orange juice, remaining oil, maple syrup, and orange zest together in a bowl for vinaigrette.

  6. Combine cooked wheat berries, roasted squash, vinaigrette, parsley, and cranberries together in a large bowl. Let cool in the refrigerator, 10 to 20 minutes. Top salad with sliced almonds and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
9g Fat
72g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 44mg 220%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 563mg 12%

* 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.

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