Granola Salad #SundaySupper

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What did you think of when you saw “Granola Salad” as my post today?

When I named it I thought this wheatberry salad looked a lot like granola. It has a lot of the same ingredients. You’ll find bits of dried apricots, craisins, sunflower seeds and pistachios among the wheatberries and soy nuts. Sweet, crunchy and satisfying.

Granola, right? Well, not exactly.
This whole grain salad makes a great picnic side dish. I love the color! Specks of red, orange, and green dot the brown canvas of grains and seeds.


Granola Salad
The warmer weather is slowly creeping in here. My lawn is getting greener and I have that itch to be outside.

Our Sunday Supper group hails from around the world where for some, it’s picnic weather all the time!
So today we are celebrating the start of picnic season. A spring picnic before the bugs wake up and the heat and humidity set in seems kind of nice, doesn’t it?
Thanks T.R. from Gluten Free Crumbley for hosting our picnic! now can someone pass me a napkin?
Granola Salad Bowl


Granola Salad

Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 cup dried wheatberries
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1 cup roasted soy nuts
  • 1/2 cup roasted sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • dressing
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Bring broth and wheatberries to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes until soft but still chewy.
  • Drain off any excess liquid. Chill.
  • Mix together oil, vinegar, honey and salt. Set aside.
  • Combine remaining ingredients with wheatberries.
  • Toss with dressing and allow at least 30 minutes for flavors to blend before serving.
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54 Responses to Granola Salad #SundaySupper

  1. Nichole says:

    I wasn’t sure what this granola salad would be until I read it, lol. It looks so unique, and tasty!
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  4. Stacy says:

    It does look rather like granola but I would prefer your savory salad to a sweet granola any day!
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  11. Tara says:

    What a cool recipe, it would have so much flavor and crunch, delicious!!
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  14. Lily Lau says:

    I think I have the perfect dinner tonight, thank you so much for sharing… :)
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  15. I love that you called this a granola salad. It looks so delicious
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  16. Caroline says:

    I love wheatberry salads, although I tend to have tried more savory versions so this sounds like an interesting variation with the fruit. Tasty!
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  18. Christie says:

    I love that you used wheatberries. It does look like granola but so healthy.
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  20. Such an inventive salad! I love it!!
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  21. Hezzi-D says:

    Love this idea! We always get wheatberries in our CSA…now I know what to do with them!
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  22. I’m not familiar with wheatberries, Cindy…But I think a meeting is in order! Especially when dried apricots and craisins are added to the mix =)
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  23. This sounds like a wonderful salad! I have some wheat berries in the pantry, and now I know what I’ll be using them for!
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  24. I was intrigued by the title, so very ingenious Cindy! And my love of grains and dried fruits thanks you for this recipe!
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  25. What a fun name! It does look a bit like Granola and super tasty!
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  27. Mary Ellen says:

    This salad sounds so good!
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  29. Looks so good- I love this unique ‘granola-esque take on it!
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  30. Sarah says:

    So clever! Love it
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  31. I love the name of this salad. It intrigued me and it does look like granola. Glad you used wheat berries though. Love them.
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  33. I often make salads like this with quinoa. They are one of my favorite go to quick dinners.
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  34. I love wheatberry salad with dried fruit and nuts. Never really took the time to see it looked like granola, but it does! I like it so much better though!

  35. What a fabulous dish to snack on at a picnic! Or anywhere for that matter! Love the color blend too.
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  36. What are wheatberries?! Your salad looks very earthy and picnic-y.
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  37. What a great name for this salad! It looks like the perfect fuel for a day of exploring at the park!
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  38. Great picnic side, Cindy! I love the colors too, and I bet it packs a tasty crunch!!
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