Caprese Wheat Berry Salad recipe

Caprese Wheat Berry Salad recipe

This Caprese Wheat Berry Salad recipe has all the flavors of summer - fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and garden basil!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegetarian
Keyword Caprese Wheat Berry Salad, Caprese Wheat Berry Salad recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 1 pint cherry tomato halved
  • 8 oz pearl mozzarella balls
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup high quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon high quality olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • garnish: additional basil and balsamic reduction


  1. Cook wheat berries in water or broth according to the package instructions.  If using water or unsalted broth, add a pinch of salt to the water.

  2. Once cooked, allow the wheat berries to cool to at least room temperature.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  4. Garnish with more basil and a balsamic reduction if you have it!

  5. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Notes

You can substitute farro or quinoa for the wheat berry.