This satisfying entree salad is packed with protein-rich wheat berries and filled with crunchy fennel, creamy white beans, tangy feta and toasted almonds.
Whole grain salads are my secret weapon when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Affordable, nutritious and great for making ahead of time, they actually develop more flavor as the days go by.
The truth is, I almost always have a stash of farro, spelt, freekeh or wheat berries in my pantry. To save time, I like to cook a double batch over the weekends to have on hand for when the mood strikes.
Perfect for a make-ahead lunch, backyard BBQ or pool-side potluck, this Wheat Berry Salad with White Beans, Feta and Toasted Almonds is always a crowd-pleaser. Made with creamy white beans, chewy wheat berries and nutty toasted sliced almonds, this salad is hearty enough for a main meal but light enough for a side dish.
What is your favorite make-ahead lunch or potluck dish during the summer months? I’d love more ideas!
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Wheat Berry Salad with Feta and Almonds
- 1 cup uncooked wheat berries (prepared according to package instructions)
- 15 ounce can white beans (drained and rinsed such as cannellini or Great Northern)
- 1 fennel bulb (core removed & diced)
- ½ cup crumbled feta
- ¼ cup Diamond of California sliced almonds (toasted)
- ¼ cup minced scallions
- ¼ cup minced parsley
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spread sliced almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast until golden brown, 6-7 minutes.
- While almonds are toasting, combine cooked wheat berries, white beans, fennel, feta, scallions and parsley in a large bowl.
- Drizzle mixture with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss well and check for seasoning, adjust accordingly.
- Sprinkle toasted almonds on top and toss once more before serving.
Disclosure: I am in a long-term partnership with Diamond Nuts as a Culinary Ambassador. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.
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