Spelt Berry and Lentil Salad

Spelt Berry and Lentil Salad

Serves 6

This colorful salad is as delicious as it is beautiful. An excellent side dish, it's also great paired with bread and cheese for a terrific light meal.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup spelt berries, soaked 8 hours or overnight in cold water to cover
  • 3/4 cup French green lentils
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • Large leaves from 1 head radicchio
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, cut into wedges
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Method: 

In a medium saucepan, combine spelt and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer, covered, until berries are tender and a few begin to pop open, about 50 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In another medium saucepan, combine lentils and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer, covered, until lentils soften but are not mushy, about 15 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold running water, and drain again.

In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Add spelt, lentils, carrots and celery and toss. Cover a small platter with radicchio leaves and spoon spelt salad on top. Top with eggs and serve at room temperature, or cover and chill.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:260 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 95mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 12g protein
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