Hearty Winter Grain Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kamut or wheat berries (or 1/2 cup of each)
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 bunch kale, chopped
  • 1/2 boiled yam, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Wash grains.
  2. Bring stock to boil and add grains and salt.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 45 minutes or until grains are cooked and water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and let sit covered for 10 minutes.
  4. While the grains are cooking, prepare other ingredients.
  5. Sauté onion in olive oil until translucent, about 7 minutes.
  6. Blanch kale.
  7. Transfer grains to a large bowl; add onion, yam, walnuts and kale. Mix well.
  8. Add vinegar and olive oil to your taste.

Notes

Make this salad you own by tossing in any additions you like such as diced boiled beets, dried cranberries or fresh rosemary. - See more at: