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Kale and Wheat Berry Salad

Hearty and healthy, my Kale and Wheat Berry Salad recipe will quickly become one of your favorites.

Kale and Wheat Berry Salad

Hi friends!

I have a little obsession with kale and wheat berries lately.  I burnt the hubs out of eating quinoa and I went looking for a substitute.  I found wheat berries to be super satisfying, hearty, chewy and delicious.  Better yet, I didn’t get anymore “not this again” looks from the Hubs.

He actually asked for leftovers with my Kale and Wheat Berry Salad recipe!  You know that means you have a winning combination.

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This salad is great year-round, but it’s especially ideal in winter because the ingredients are simple and don’t require a bunch of out of season vegetables.

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The chewy wheat berries make the salad hearty and substantial without adding a bunch of cheese too!

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This is something I will be making again and again.

Kale and Wheat Berry Salad / Running in a Skirt

Kale and Wheat Berry Salad

Hearty and healthy, my Kale and Wheat Berry Salad recipe will quickly become one of your favorites.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Vegetarian


  • 1 cup cooked and cooled wheat berries
  • 4 cups curly kale, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • Dressing:
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Whisk the dressing together.
  • Massage it into the kale.
  • Toss with the wheat berries, onion and cranberries.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m so excited to share my photo shoot from The Portrait Studio.  Hope to see you then.

Your turn?

Quinoa or wheat berries?

What food have you been really into lately?

By | 2018-06-28T14:13:49-04:00 February 4th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Food, Salads|26 Comments


  1. Mandi Korn February 9, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of a wheat berry, I will have to look them up:o)

  2. Miz Helen February 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This is a great winter salad. Thank you so much for sharing with us for our 5th Anniversary of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a fantastic week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes February 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I love wheat berries. I really love ALL of the ancient grains! The chewy texture and heartiness is awesome!

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy February 5, 2016 at 8:47 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love using kale as the base for my salads, as I find that it holds on to the dressing really well.

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

      It does! I love that you can dress it ahead of time and it doesn’t get soggy.

  5. Annmarie February 5, 2016 at 8:44 am - Reply

    I love love love kale salads- they really are the perfect winter salad! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up 🙂

  6. Dani @ Dani California Cooks February 4, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    This dressing looks delicious!

  7. Gingi February 4, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    OMG, so yummy looking!!! Want to haz NOW!!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  8. Jess @hellotofit February 4, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Red onions on a salad = total WIN!! And wheat berries. Great addition to the textures of the onion, kale, and cranberries.

  9. Gretchen | Gretchruns February 4, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

    This looks great! Never had wheat berries before but I have to try them now 🙂

  10. Kale and cranberries go so well together! Yum thanks for linking up with us as always

  11. Susie @ SuzLyfe February 4, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

    HOW excited are you when the boy asks for more, or requests a recipe? It is like the best moment of the day. Major fist pumpage 😀 Love the flavors here! Nice balance of green with zest and sweet and bite from the onion.

  12. [email protected] February 4, 2016 at 7:24 am - Reply

    I have never tried wheat berrys! This salad looks like a good way to try them out! I love the red onion in it!

  13. Blane Sherer February 4, 2016 at 6:05 am - Reply

    I especially liked your food presentation today.
    Nice balance and depth on the shots as well.

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