Wheat Berry and Fig Salad

Serves 6-8
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A slightly sweet and citrus-packed wheatberry salad. Perfect for lunch or for a holiday side dish! Via Macheesmo.
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A hearty and healthy wheat berry salad tossed with figs in a slightly sweet sauce. A great lunch salad or also works great as a holiday side dish!


2 cups wheat berries, cooked
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup dried figs, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup slivered almonds
1 lemon, zest only
Salt and pepper
Fresh parlsey, garnish


1) Cook wheat berries according to package. I like to simmer mine in water until tender, about 35-45 minutes. Then drain.

2) In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, orange juice, dried figs and honey over low heat. Heat mixture and stir together. Once steaming, remove from heat and let cool to allow figs to soak up mixture.

3) Toss wheat berries with olive oil and stir in diced celery.

4) Stir in fig mixture along with almonds and lemon zest. Season mixture well with salt and pepper and, optionally, fresh parsley.

Serve warm or chilled. LEftover salad will keep fine for 4-5 days in the fridge.