Wheat Salad

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Wheat has a significant place in our culture. There are many traditions and idioms related to it. One of these idioms is “Bugday basak verince orak pahaya cikar.” This can be translated as follows: Sickle becomes valuable only when ear of wheat apears. It means things which you find trivial at ordinary times gain value and importance when you are in need of them. For example, nobody needs coal in Summer and it is of no value and cheap then, but when Winter comes and when people need coal to heat their houses, it comes into a great value.

We love to use wheat in both side dishes and main dishes. I’m going to a colorful and flavorful salad with wheat today, no need to mention how healthy it is. To learn more recipes with wheat, check keskek and wheat pilaf, both of which are traditional wedding dishes.

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A healthy and filling salad for summer days.
Serves: 4
  • ½ cup wheat, soaked overnight
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • a few sprigs of mint, chopped
  • a few sprigs of parsley, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 4 walnuts, divided into big pieces
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Boil soaked wheat until tender, but not mushy. When it’s done, wash it with cold water and drain.
  2. Combine boiled wheat, green onions, red bell pepper, mint, parsley, tomato, walnuts and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
  3. Mix lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and salt. Pour it on wheat salad and serve.
  4. You can have this as a side dish or have it as a nutritious lunch.


  1. says

    Mmm… this wheat salad looks so beautiful and healthy. I really needs to eat this more often after the Chinese New Year. :)

    • says

      Wheat is definitely a healthy grain. As we almost never have rice because of blood sugar concern, I will be experimenting new dishes with wheat.

  2. says

    I so want to try this…alas, just found out I am intolerant to gluten…maybe I could change it up with another type (gluten-free) grain. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog.

    • says

      Mint gives a great flavor to this salad. I love this herb so much that I can even eat it at breakfast.

  3. fladiop says

    i think this is great salad i see and know,thank for u ,i hope u will show me more food u cook :),wish u alway smile and happy

  4. says

    What a gorgeous and refreshing salad…I would love this for lunch…again and again!!! Lovely~


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