A healthful and festive salad using rich, nutty chestnuts. Try grapes instead of raisins for a fresh alternative; 1 1/2 cups halved crisp red grapes will do the trick. Make sure to plan ahead and allow time for soaking the wheat berries.


  • 1 1/2 cup wheat berries
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup jarred roasted chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint


Place wheat berries in a large bowl and cover with several inches of cold water. Let soak 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse wheat berries and place them in a large saucepan. Cover by several inches with fresh water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until wheat berries are tender and some break open, about 1 hour. Drain and cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar and soy sauce. Add wheat berries and toss. Add chestnuts, carrots, raisins and mint and toss again. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Nutritional Info

Per Serving; 200 calories (10 from fat), 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 6g protein