A peek Into My Kitchen:Spelt Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Spelt is full of energy and good stuff stuff (in fact, it’s one of Dr. Oz’s recommended energy foods.) dont be scared of making it–if you know how to make rice, you can make spelt.

Spelt Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

1 cup uncooked spelt, soaked overight

1/4 cup dried currants or raisins

1 cup thinly sliced celery

1 can white beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup shelled edamame

1/4 cup minced onion or shallot

1 Tbsp orange zest

2-3 Tbsp orange juice

2 tsp rice wine vinegar, champagne or white wine vinegar

2 Tbsp olive oil

1. Place soaked spelt with one cup of water in a pot. Bring to a boil.

Cover pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes, or until water is absorbed and spelt is tender and chewy. Note: If you forget to soak your spelt, don’t worry–just add about another half hour to cooking time)

2. Combine spelt, currants, celery with a generous pinch of salt.

3.Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, shallots, rind, juice, and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well.

Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in oil with a whisk. Pour shallot mixture over spelt mixture and mix well.