Saturday, December 10, 2011
Kamut, also known as Khorasan wheat, is a whole grain with high protein, vitamin, and mineral content. It's texture is chewy, and it has a nutty flavor, making it a wonderful addition to soups and salads. It DOES contain gluten.
This salad is not only tasty but pretty. That's essential for the holidays, isn't it?
This grain does take a while to cook, which allows you time for other holiday chores, like wrapping, online shopping, decorating............
Christmas Kamut with Pomegranate Seeds & Peas
1 cup kamut (I found mine in the bulk section)
3 cups water
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil, then stir in kamut. Return to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 75-90 minutes, or until all water is absorbed and grains are tender, but still chewy. Place kamut into a bowl and refrigerate for one hour.
While kamut is chilling, place olive oil, pomegranate juice, dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and vinegar into a glass jar. Shake to mix, set aside.
When kamut has chilled, stir in green onion, peas, pine nuts, and pomegranate seeds. Add dressing and toss to coat. Gently fold in crumbled feta. Place salad in refrigerator for at least one hour prior to serving.
Nutrition Info per ~1 cup: 244 calories, 9.5 g fat, 9 g protein, 30 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 6:21 AM