roasted sweet potato salad with wheat berries

roasted sweet potatoes with wheat berries, endive, scallions, carrots, cranberries, walnuts, and soy ginger dressing on blue plate

Discover enticing textures and flavors in each bite of roasted sweet potato salad with wheat berries, soy ginger dressing, veggies, cranberries, and walnuts.


  • 1 cup wheat berries, rinsed
  • 1 -2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 4 cups chopped endive or romaine lettuce
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 scallions, sliced thin (white parts)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts  

Soy-ginger dressing

  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
  • 1- inch ginger minced (about 1 Tbsp.)
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce or Tamari
  • 1 Tbsp. agave syrup, or another liquid sweetener


  1. Heat a medium pot (that has a lid) over medium heat, add the wheat berries, and toast them for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add 3 cups of water, along with a pinch of salt, and bring the pot to a boil. Turn the heat down, cover, and simmer the wheat berries for 30 minutes or until tender and chewy.
  3. Preheat the oven to 4000 F (2000 C) and place the sweet potato cubes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the sweet potatoes for 15-20 minutes until they are fork-tender.
  4. To make the dressing, whisk together the almond butter, rice vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, and agave syrup in a small bowl. Add a bit of water if the dressing is too thick.
  5. Prep the lettuce, carrot, scallions, walnuts, and cranberries and place them in a large salad bowl.
  6. When the wheat berries are tender, drain any remaining liquid and add it to the salad bowl along with the roasted sweet potatoes.
  7. Toss everything together and serve with the dressing on the side.


  • Prep time assumes that you rinse the wheat berries and peel and dice the sweet potatoes. The rest of the ingredients can be prepared during the cooking time.
  • If you can’t find wheat berries, farro is a good substitute.
  • Add other veggies such as diced cucumbers or red pepper and make this salad your own.
  • Stick to more hearty greens such as Romaine lettuce, endive, or kale. They tend to hold up better with this kind of salad.

Keywords: roasted sweet potato salad

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