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Grilled Shrimp Salad with Wheat Berries

This Grilled Shrimp Salad with Wheat Berries will not leave you hungry and have you searching for something else to eat. It’s filling, good for you and delicious!

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Wheat Berries I can just snarf up grilled shrimp one after the other. Shrimp cooks so quickly and is so good about taking on the flavors of spices or the sauces that you use. If you don’t cook it in a pound of butter and cheese, it is very healthy to eat too. Now that does sound pretty good I must say, but this Grilled Shrimp Salad with Wheat Berries has no guilt attached.

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Wheat Berries With the warmer weather coming, I’ve stepped up my workouts and am attempting to lighten our meals too. A lightened meal shouldn’t leave you hungry an hour later and have you searching for something to eat. A salad, if prepared correctly can be a great meal. Wheat berries are a great source of fiber and protein. Both of which will help keep you satisfied. They also add another texture to this anything but ordinary salad. All of the yummy Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers keep you noshing until you can’t nosh anymore. I’ve topped the whole plate of magic with a sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan cheese.

A white plate filled with a green salad, cucumbers, and tomatoes then topped with grilled shrimp and garnished with cheese. Wooden bowls of grated cheese and wheat berries sit in the background.Don’t these shrimp look amazing? After I cleaned them, I plopped them into a ziplock bag and drizzled them with olive oil and then sprinkled them with my go-to spice rub. They even taste better than they look. I drizzled a light and lemony vinaigrette over this salad and ate it for 3 meals before it was gone.

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A white plate filled with greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and grilled shrimp then garnished with shredded cheese.

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Wheat Berries

Author: Hostess At Heart
This Grilled Shrimp Salad with Wheat Berries will not leave you hungry.  It's filling, good for you, and delicious!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Dish, Salad, Seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword: Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp Salad, Wheat Berries
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 lb raw shrimp cleaned and shell removed
  • 1 cup wheat berries uncooked ( I used Hard Red Winter berries)
  • 2 teaspoons of Julie's Spice Rub seasoning
  • Greens I used romaine
  • 1 English cucumber chopped
  • Tomatoes sliced (I used grape tomatoes)
  • Parmesan freshly grated

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp non-fat yogurt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  • In a medium saucepan, combine wheat berries and 3-1/2 cups cold water. Boil for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse to cool.
  • In a bowl or zip lock bag, add shrimp. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with dry rub seasoning. Chill while the wheat berries cook.
  • Combine Vinaigrette ingredients in a shaker jar. Shake to blend.
  • 15 minutes before the wheat berries are finished cooking preheat prepared grill.  Grill shrimp 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side.
  • Assemble by placing lettuce on a plate. Sprinkle approximately 1/4 cup of cooked wheat berries onto the lettuce. Add cucumbers and tomatoes. Drizzle with vinaigrette, and garnish with shrimp and parmesan cheese.


Some instructions say to soak your wheat berries in water overnight. Others say it doesn't make much difference.


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 20gFat: 3gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 861mgPotassium: 144mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 8.4mgCalcium: 141mgIron: 2.9mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Saturday 16th of April 2016

Looks so delicious

Julie Menghini

Sunday 17th of April 2016

Thank you Amanda!


Thursday 14th of April 2016

I love shrimp in any form! This salad looks absolutely divine! I could dig into that bowl and finish the entire bowl! I am saving the recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Shari Kelley

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

I'm not normally a shrimp person, but I think I would really like these due to your spice rub. They look really good! Where do you find wheatberries, Julie? I am not familiar with those. They look like they would add a good texture to the salad. The vinaigrette sounds like a great dressing for this combination. Jeff and I are trying to lighten things up a little, too. We've had a lot of company lately, and I always make dessert when company is here. My clothes need more recipes like this one! :)

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

That darned clothes shrinkage! I think those chocolate tours automatically shrink your clothes too! Bob's red Mill sells wheat berries and I have seen them in bulk at @holefoods or the health market in more mainstream grocers. I really loved them in this salad. There texture is great and they are nice an nutty.

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