Chipotle Carrot, Avocado, and Kamut Salad

I don’t always have patience for the longer cooking grains because I often come up with an idea and want it sooner rather than later. However, I’ve found that the wait is usually worth it. In this Kamut salad, the Kamut lends a chewy texture and warm flavor that is the perfect bed for spicy roasted carrots and creamy avocado. Speed up the recipe by soaking the Kamut ahead of time.

Kamut Salad with Chipotle Carrots and Avocado

Preparation 10 mins 2017-09-19T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 1 hrs 2017-09-19T01:00:00+00:00 Serves 4 servings     adjust servings Calories 360 kcal

Roasted Carrots and Avocado are combined in this flavorful Kamut salad. If you can't find Kamut, try using spelt or farro.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked Kamut
  • 6 medium carrots
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Cilantro for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F.

  2. Cover Kamut with water and bring to a boil. Let cook until Kamut is tender, roughly an hour. Drain and set aside.

  3. Cut carrots into 1/2" slices. Toss with olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (add more for a hotter dish). Roast for 20-25 minutes or until carrots are tender.

  4. While carrots roast, remove avocado from skin and dice into large pieces.
  5. Toss together kamut, roasted carrots, avocado, and sunflower seeds. Whisk together olive oil, honey, and lime juice. Drizzle over kamut and lightly toss. Serve with a sprinkle of cilantro.

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Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes

Tips and Tricks: Soak the Kamut overnight or for 8 hours before cooking. This will reduce the cook time.

Stock up: Get the pantry ingredients you will need: Kamut, Carrots, Avocado

Nutrition: See the information.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 360 kcal Calories from fat
% Daily Value

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Kamut Salad

variations

This salad has a couple key components: the chewy, grain base and the spicy roasted vegetables. Keep those two things in mind when making swaps and you’re sure to end up with a just-as-tasty salad.

Gluten-free: Go gluten-free and use whole sorghum or oat groats in place of the Kamut.

Sweet Potatoes: Add or use sweet potatoes in place of the carrots.

Cheese: I occasionally like a sprinkle of goat cheese in this Kamut salad.

Kamut Salad with Chipotle Carrots

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