I serve this creamy wheat and pineapple salad at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It's a family favorite!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak wheat berries in a bowl of water for at least 5 hours or overnight. Drain and place in a slow cooker with enough water to cover by one inch. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 5 to 6 hours, until tender. Add more water if needed. When tender, drain, and rinse under cold water to chill.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the cream cheese, pineapple and lemon juice. Stir in the dry pudding mix until smooth. Stir in the wheat berries until evenly coated. Fold in whipped topping just before serving. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; 4.7 g protein; 37.7 g carbohydrates; 24.6 mg cholesterol; 213.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2008
I make a similar version with no lemon juice and with whipped cream (250ml) I add a touch of sugar to make up for the whipped cream over the whipped topping.:) Gets rave reviews wherever I take it! Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2008
I make a similar version with no lemon juice and with whipped cream (250ml) I add a touch of sugar to make up for the whipped cream over the whipped topping.:) Gets rave reviews wherever I take it! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2008
Tasty-riffic! I really like the pineapple in it. However it was a little bit too rich for me so next time I might use a little bit less cream cheese. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2012
I love this salad. Save yourself some time by soaking the wheat in boiling water over night. Put the wheat in a thermos or coffee butler and pour boiling water over it. Put the lid on and let it sit over night. The wheat will be perfect by morning. This salad also freezes well and so does the cooked wheat itself. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
I love this salad for special occasions. It keeps well I even eat it for breakfast the next day. I usually add some canned peaches too ( the slices can make a pretty flowery pattern over the top). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2012
I have made a similar recipe for years but I recently had a guest that was allergic to pineapple so I substituted kiwi for the pineapple. It turned out fabulous! And the color with the little kiwi seeds made it look so much more interesting! I have also substituted the cream cheese for plain Greek yogurt which I actually preferred! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2012
Love love love this salad. More of a dessert than a main dish for sure! But so good. A family favorite in our home for Thanksgiving & Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2018
Perfect just the way it states in recipe. Never have enough made. First yo disappear Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2014
My grandma used to make this when I was little and it is one of the few memories of her. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2017
Printed this recipe off quite some time ago made it wrote notes on the printout but never rated it. The wheat berries don't need to be soaked and don't need to be cooked in the slow cooker. It was easy and pretty good. Read More