This protein-packed salad combines whole grain spelt, edamame, fresh herbs and vegetables, and a light dressing lemon juice and apple cider vinegar dressing. The result is a satisfying meal perfect for lunch or dinner. This recipe comes to us from our friends at M Cafe.
- 1 cup (6 oz) whole spelt berries
- 2 cups frozen edamame
- 1 cup carrot, diced
- 1 cup celery, sliced
- 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup cucumber, diced
- 1/4 cup scallions (green tops only), chopped
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- 1/3 cup dill, chopped
- 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp. vegan honey or brown rice syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Soak spelt berries for at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain well, and add to a pot of lightly salted boiling water (at least a quart).
Boil for 20 – 30 minutes, or until grains are completely tender. Drain well and rinse under cool water. Drain again and set aside.
Meanwhile, make dressing by combining mayonnaise, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in small bowl. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, combine cooked spelt berries with chopped vegetables and herbs. Fold in dressing, and let sit for a few minutes to allow flavors to blend before serving.
Spelt Berry Salad
Servings per Recipe: 4Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat: 202
Total Fat: 22g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Dietary Fiber: 12g
Vitamin A: 44%
Vitamin C: 83%
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