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Waldorf Wheat berry Salad

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

Wheat berries add a wonderful crunchy chewy texture to this healthy apple salad. It’s good served on its own or it can be stuffed into a pita pocket with some shredded lettuce for a great sandwich.


  • 4 cups of water

  • 1 cup of wheat berries, rinsed and sorted

  • 2 medium tart apples (such as Granny smith( peeled if desired, cored and diced.

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 2 green onions (white and light green parts) chopped

  • ½ cup of unsweetened dried cherries or cranberries, chopped

  • ¼ cup of golden raising

  • ¼ cup of walnuts, toasted and chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 3 tablespoons vinegar cider

  • Zest and juice of ½ orange

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1. In a large saucepan bring water to a boil. Stir in wheat berries. Return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until water is absorbed and wheatberries are tender about 1 hour.

2. In a large bowl combine cooled wheat berries, apples, celery, green onions, dries cherries or cranberries, raisins walnuts and mint. In a large bowl mix vinegar, orange zest, orange juice. Pour over the gain mixture tossing to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.


Apples: helpful with diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, inflammations, blood cholesterol, intestinal bleeding ( pectin binds the stool and promotes healing of damaged membranes),Pitta and Kapha arthritis, detoxification of metals.

Cranberries: excellent for kidney, urethra and bladder disorders, intestinal antiseptic, high in vit C, weight reduction, skin rashes

Wheat berries: Strengthening, builds muscle tissue, heart palpitations, calms the mind, insomnia, ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, heals fractures, Whole wheat is the best grain for Vata constitution.

Walnuts: Marrow of walnuts calm the nerves, laxative for elderly, strengthens the reproductive tissues. High in potassium, magnesium, vit A, reduces serum cholesterol

Celery: Cleanses the mind and emotions, increases ether to promote meditation. Helpful in Pitta and Kapha arthritis, adrenal disorder, regulates the nervous system.

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