Red Vegetable Salad with Kamut

Well here we go 🙂 This is our first post. I decided to be adventurous and make up my first recipe, after lots of thought and consideration I decided on a nice Kamut salad.  I was inspired by Lisa’s recipe using Kamut (Tibetan Campa with Fresh Roasted Kamut Flour). My family love salads and this seemed like a good option to ease myself into doing my first ever food blog post. I am very excited to have my husband MJ helping me too and look forward to his contributions which I am sure will be more along the “sweet tooth” side of things.

This salad does look rather complicated with all sorts of flavours going on but I wanted to make something that would be easy to throw together and be tasty too. Incidentally everything apart from the Kamut and sesame seeds seem to be red. Not sure if I was thinking of a future Christmas theme salad perhaps 😉

Ingredients – Salad

  • 10 red radishes thinly sliced
  • 7 tablespoons of cooked Kamut (Khorasan Wheat)
  • 2 red spring onions finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 2 pink grapefruits peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 100g of dried cranberries
  • 4 cooked beetroot bulbs thinly sliced
  • 10 baby plum tomatoes cut in half

Instructions

  • Soak the Kamut overnight.
  • Rinse well and then add the kamut to fresh boiling water adding a pinch of salt to water. Boil for 40 minutes then drain and set aside to cool.
  • Wash and chop all vegetables and place in a bowl.
  • To make the dressing, whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, pour the dressing over the vegetables and gently toss. Add the kamut to the vegetables by stirring gently.
  • Serve at room temperature or cold, garnished with the sesame seeds.

Makes about 3 to 4 cups/servings

Ingredients – Salad Dressing

Honey and mustard dressing

  • ½ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon dried mixed herbs

Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Red Vegetable Salad with Kamut

Red Vegetable Salad with Kamut

Comments

  1. says

    What a pretty and interesting salad! I love the colors, textures, and flavors you’ve used. I am contacting you to let you know that “KAMUT” is actually a trademark name.

    KAMUT® Brand khorasan is an organic, non-genetically modified, ancient wheat variety similar to durum. In 1990, “KAMUT” was registered as a trademark by the Quinn family in order to support organic farming and preserve the ancient khorasan wheat variety. Under the KAMUT® Brand name, khorasan wheat must always be grown organically, never be hybridized or modified, and contain high levels of purity and nutrition. Today, Kamut International owns and has registered the KAMUT® trademark in over 40 countries, and is responsible for protection and marketing of all KAMUT® Brand khorasan wheat throughout the world.

    KAMUT® wheat is grown on dryland certified organic farms primarily in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The grain is prized by consumers who appreciate the grain for its high energy nutrition, easy digestibility, nutty/buttery taste, and firm texture. KAMUT® khorasan wheat is higher in protein, selenium, amino acids, and Vitamin E than most modern wheat and contains essential minerals such as magnesium and zinc. It is used as whole grain berries, whole grain flour, white flour, flakes, and puffs to make a variety of products. Some specific benefits of using KAMUT® khorasan are receiving more nutrients, protein, and taste than most commonly consumed whole wheat – plus supporting organic agriculture and helping to preserve an ancient grain.

    KAMUT® khorasan is a variety of wheat thus has gluten content. A lot of people who are not able to tolerate wheat tell us that they are able to tolerate KAMUT® khorasan wheat. KI has ongoing research to understand why – it is our theory that because KAMUT® khorasan is an ancient grain, it retains the qualities that made it desirable so many years ago.

    Please visit the Kamut International website at http://www.kamut.com to learn more. And follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest news!

    My kind regards – Jamie

    Jamie Ryan Lockman | Regional Director – North America
    Kamut International, Ltd.
    P.O. Box 4903 | Missoula, MT 59806 | USA
    406.251.9418 phone | 406.251.9420 fax
    jamie.lockman@kamut.com | http://www.kamut.com

  2. says

    Oh, I’m delighted you have started a blog. Your salad sounds intriguing. Everything good for you in there. Thanks for sharing with NCR. The roundup is late but it’s coming, surely but slowly.

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