Curried Kamut Salad

The kamut grain is larger than a grain of brown rice.
The kamut grain is larger than a grain of brown rice.

I love grain salads!  Even before our family began eating a whole foods plant-based diet, I always sought out chilled whole grain salads.  They are filling and flavorful, and often spiced with interesting and diverse seasoning.  Curried grain salad comes in at the top of my list since it has a hint of sweet from shredded carrots and raisins.  This version uses kamut, a traditional grain from Egypt.  We picked up some Bob’s Red Mill kamut this past weekend, along with several other grains.  Actually I went “insane for the whole grains” and bought every type of whole grain I could find!  I was like a Vegan in a whole foods store.  🙂  Here are the grains we purchased:

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Curried Kamut Salad


1 Cup kamut, cooked according to package directions

1/2 Cup raisins

2 Carrots, shredded

3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1/2 Teaspoon chili powder

1 Tablespoon curry powder

Combine the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Serve chilled.

The kamut grain has a springy texture when cooked.  Delicious!
The kamut grain has a springy texture when cooked. Delicious!

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  1. Grain salads are so versatile and delicious (and healthy!). Your recipe for KAMUT(R) wheat with the curry and chili powder sounds like a fun mix. I made a similar salad last night with just harvested huckleberries and cinnamon and honey.

    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.

    Please visit the Kamut International website at 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 |

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