Cooking for Wellness

Wheat berry and Strawberry Salad

Jun. 21, 2017

The dressing adds richness to this salad by incorporating whole strawberries and balsamic vinegar. This versatile salad can be served as a side dish, or transformed into an entrée by adding legumes or grilled chicken and serving over salad greens. For variations, you can add diced avocado, blueberries or feta cheese.


  • 6


  • 3 cups wheat berries, cooked (can substitute cooked farro) 
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries 
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chiffonade 
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, chiffonade 
  • 3 Tbsp sunflower seeds, roasted  


  • ½ cup sliced strawberries 
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 Tbsp water 
  • ½ clove garlic, minced 
  • ½ Tbsp shallot, finely diced 
  • 1/8 tsp salt 
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper 


  1. Put the cooked wheat berries in a large bowl. Add sliced strawberries, basil and mint. Toss lightly to combine. 
  2. Put the dressing ingredients into a small blender container. Pulse until smooth. 
  3. Pour the prepared dressing over the salad. Toss lightly to combine. 
  4. Garnish with sunflower seeds.