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Greek Wheat Berry Salad

greek wheat berry salad

Take the flavors of a Greek salad and put it in some wheat berries, any hearty grain will work and enjoy this satisfying salad as a meal or side. Perfect for Summer picnics or bagged lunches.

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  • 6Servings


  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup peperoncini – stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita
  • 3/4 cup diced feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or good-quality dried
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup diced seedless cucumber
  • 3/4 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced


In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups water a boil. Add 1 cup wheat berries, cover the saucepan and simmer over low heat until they are tender but still chewy, about 45 minutes. Drain well and let stand until cool.

Meanwhile in a medium bowl, mix the chopped kalamata olives and pepperoncini and feta cheese with the olive oil. in a small bowl whisk lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper, and adjust flavor to taste.

When ready to serve, in a large bowl toss the wheat berries with the cucumber, tomatoes, scallion, red onion and olive/ peperoncini mixture. pour dressing over and toss to coat. enjoy.

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Shavuot 2013) - Subscribe Now.