Wednesday, June 19, 2013

80--- Kamut Fruit Salad

Let's talk about kiwis for a moment.  Why don't people eat the skin? Because it's fuzzy?  A while ago I determined that I would eat quite a few more kiwi fruits if I didn't have to peel them.  So I ate the skin.  And guess what? It's not that bad.  Leave the skin on in this fruit salad for a trial.  You won't even notice it!  One serving of kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange! And by eating the skin you get TRIPLE the fiber and EXTRA vitamin C.  How 'bout them odds?

Kamut is a wonderful, chewy, high protein whole grain.  Lots of fiber, straight from the earth, etc., so on, so forth.  It's such a lovely addition to a fruit salad!  You can find it in bulk at your local grocery or health food store.

Kamut Fruit Salad
Serves 6-8

1 cup dry kamut
3 cups water
2/3 cup fresh cherries, halved and pitted
2 ripe mangoes, diced (check out this link for instructions)
3 kiwi fruits, stemmed, and cubed
2/3 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 Tbsp fresh spearmint leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Place kamut in a saucepan and cover with 3 cups water.  Place covered in refrigerator overnight.  When ready to cook, place saucepan on the stovetop and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 40 minutes, or until water is absorbed and kamut is chewy.  Remove from heat and place into a large bowl.

Combine honey, lime juice and vanilla in a small bowl.  Microwave for 15 seconds or until warm.  Drizzle over kamut, toss to coat.  Place kamut in refrigerator for one hour.

Prior to serving, add in fruit and mint.  Toss to combine.

Nutrition Info per 1 cup: 201 calories, 1 g fat, 5 g protein, 45 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber


  1. I love the idea of combining a tasty fruit salad with a hearty whole grain like KAMUT(R) Brand khorasan wheat.

    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 khorsasan 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.

    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 |

  2. Wow what an amazing fruit combination! This looks delicious! I've never heard of Kamut but by the look of the nutrition info it sound like an amazing way to add whole grain carbs and protein.

    1. This is one of my all time favorites! The kamut is almost nutty and adds so much to a typical fruit salad.

  3. This salad is best served the same day you make it. But if you need to make this in advance, cut up the fruit, them store each separately in the fridge the night before. The next day, just before you are ready to serve (or cart elsewhere), combine the fruits, then whisk and pour the dressing over the salad :)

  4. Looks lovely and I adore fruit salad as a treat or dessert!

  5. These are so pretty and they look so delicious!! Amazing...(as always)