This salad was something I whipped up in a hurry one night a couple weeks ago. I was actually going out for dinner that night but was so hungry that I had to eat something before going out. I just couldn’t wait. Do you know the feeling? There was no way I was wating another hour or 2 before eating anything. I pretty much just used what was available to me and it turned out great. Good enough to make again!
My friend had come over for a glass of wine before dinner and I had some spelt already cooked in the fridge. Have you ever tried spelt? It is an ancient grain, which means it hasn’t been modified. It has about 30% more protein than whole wheat and also contains less gluten then wheat.
I just jazzed it up with some fresh flavours, a jar of marinated artichokes, and boom! An awesome spelt salad that is great for lunch or dinner. Cooking things like spelt, quinoa or rice ahead of time and keeping them in the fridge ready for when you need to put together a meal in a hurry is a great idea. Cooking spelt takes about 40 minutes to cook, but virtually no time or effort on your part. You just need to think of it while you are hanging out at home. Easy enough. Simply rinse and bring boil in a pot with lots of water. Continue reading