Whole Grain Kamut Salad with Sweet Lemon Vinaigrette

I imagine finding a salad like this at the Whole Foods fresh salad bar.  You can make it at home!
I imagine finding a salad like this at the Whole Foods fresh salad bar. You can make it at home!

Whole grain salads make me feel like a champion!  Sometimes I crave a big bowl of whole wheat pasta marinara, but sometimes I just want the whole wheat grain itself.  There’s something about it…the springy texture of whole grain Kamut, the sweetness of fresh fruit and carrots, and the lovely tang of a home made vinaigrette.  I hope this dish makes you feel as wonderful as I do!

3 Cups cooked whole grain Kamut (khorasan wheat)

2 Pears (Asian or other variety), cored and chopped

1 Cup shredded carrots

1/4 Cup fresh Turkish apricots, chopped

3 Spring onions, thinly sliced

Juice of 1 lemon

3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 Tablespoon brown rice syrup

Place the cooked and cooled Kamut in a large bowl and add the pears, shredded carrot, apricots, and spring onions.  Prepare the dressing by mixing the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and brown rice syrup well in a small bowl.  Pour the dressing over the grain salad and mix with salad hands.  Serve chilled.

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