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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Spelt Berry Salad (Vegan, oil free, raw option)

I made this salad for a party today and it was a big hit with even some picky eaters. I lucked out!

Serves: 3 | Time: 10 min

2.25 cups sprouted spelt berries
2/3 cup chopped pecans/walnuts
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup 100% juice*
1/2 large apple, diced
2 celery stalks, sliced
3 tbs red wine vinegar
Salt & pepper, to taste

* I used a cherry and apple juice mix

Wash and soak 1.75 cups of spelt berries. Drain and let sit on the counter under a cloth for 36 hours, with one to two rinses. If you would like to eat these raw, I would recommend sprouting them for at least 48 hours (with an additional rinse).
Add to a pot with 4 cups of vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 55 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid and add the grains to a bowl. Add the fruit juice and vinegar, then chill the grains in the fridge (or bring to room temperature).
Chop all the ingredients. Add to a serving bowl with the cooled grains and dried cherries (sub chopped dates, if you prefer). Toss.
Add a crack of pepper and salt. Also pairs well with this feta cheese but I'm too lazy.

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