Wheat Berry Salad with Dukkah

4-6 servings

Preparation Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 90 min

Everyone is cooking with whole grains these days, and wheat berries are all the rage! The berry is the entire wheat kernel – before it is ground into flour. You can buy wheat berries, cook them like any other grain, and turn them into this delicious and unusual summer salad.


1 cup wheat berries 250 mL
6 oz Canadian feta crumbled 180 g
1 cup sliced strawberries 250 mL
12 large dried dates coarsely chopped 12
1/4 cup flat parsley leaves 60 mL
2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar 15 mL
  Canadian parmesan shavings  
1/4 cup sesame seeds 60 mL
2 tsp coriander seeds 10 mL
2 tsp cumin seeds 10 mL
1/4 cup hazelnuts 60 mL
1/4 cup pistachio nuts 60 mL
  Salt and pepper to taste  
Keep leftover dukkah refrigerated in a tightly sealed jar.


Step 1
Cook wheat berries in a large quantity of boiling water until tender but still slightly al dente, about 55 min. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Step 2
Add remaining salad ingredients including Feta and mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Step 3
For Dukkah: Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).

Step 4
In a dry pan, toast sesame seeds until golden. Transfer to a small food processor. In the same pan, toast coriander and cumin seeds until fragrant. Add to the food processor.

Step 5
Spread hazelnuts and pistachios on a baking sheet and bake in the middle of the oven about 5 min or until nuts are fragrant. Transfer nuts to a clean kitchen towel, fold the towel into a bundle and rub the nuts together to skin them as thoroughly as possible.

Step 6
Add the skinned nuts to the food processor. Pulse until the mixture is blended and the nuts are in fine pieces.

Step 7
Serve the salad with the dukkah on the side in a small bowl with a spoon for guests to sprinkle to their taste.


Dukkah is a blend of nuts and spices used abundantly in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East. People sprinkle it on salads, grilled meats and vegetables, and eat it on pita bread dipped in oil. 

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 401 kcal
Fat / Lipides 22 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 390 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 40 g
Fiber / Fibres 7.7 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 15 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer