Warm kamut salad with red pepper, zucchini and kale

A simple warm salad that goes well as a side dish. Add some walnuts or black olives for a light lunch.


3 cups water
1 cup kamut berries
1/2t coarse sea salt, divided
2T cooking oil
2 scallions, minced
1T fresh garlic, minced
2T fresh basil, minced
1t dried rubbed oregano
2 red peppers, 1/2″ dice (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 large zucchini, 1/4″ slices (about 2 cups)
2 cups kale, finely chopped
1T lemon juice
1t tamari
2T nutritional yeast
2T olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste


First, make the kamut.
In a small sauce pan with a lid, bring the water and 1/4t sea salt to a simmer.
Add the kamut.
Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until the stock has been absorbed.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Trim the ends of the zucchini, slice in half length-wise and then slice in 1/4″ rounds.
In a large frying pan, bring the oil and 1/4t sea salt to heat on medium high.
Add the scallion and saute for 2 minutes.
Add the garlic and herbs and saute for 1 minute.
Add the red pepper and saute for 3 minutes.
Add the zucchini and saute for 5 minutes.
Add the kale and saute for 3 minutes or until the pan is starting to lightly brown.
Add the lemon juice and tamari, and deglaze the pan.
Remove from heat.
Add the nutritional yeast, olive oil and kamut, and toss to combine.
Season to taste and serve.

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