Mediterranean Kamut® (Khorsan Wheat) Salad

Kamut® (Khorsan Wheat) is an ancient grain that we recently discovered at our local market. Kamut® has a rich, nutty flavor and has made us curious how it tastes in both savory and sweet dishes. We’ve started with this Mediterranean inspired dish and really loved the way the grain paired with the veggies. After doing a little research we learned this grain has great nutritional benefits. And can never be GMO. Read the rich back history here. This was King Tut’s wheat!



1 cup Kamut®, soaked 24 hours

Juice of 1 lemon

1/3 cup olive oil

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half

2 cups chopped parsley, finely

1 cucumber, skin on, sliced and quartered

2 Tbsp. black olives, sliced

1 cup roasted red peppers, chopped small

1/4 cup shallots, sliced

1 tsp. oregano

3 cups water


Method of Prep:

Soak the 1 cup of Kamut® in water for 24 hours.

Bring 3 cups of water and the 1 cup Kamut® to a boil in a pot. Reduce the heat to Low, allow to simmer for one hour to one and a half hours, until the Kamut® is tender.

While the Kamut® is cooking, in a bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, parsley and oregano together until combined.

Next cut up the vegetables and combine them all in a bowl.

When the Kamut® is finished cooking, drain the additional water and toss the Kamut® with the dressing while it is still warm.


Allow this to cool for a few minutes before folding in the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, shallots and roasted red peppers.


This is delicious served warm!


Serve Warm, Enjoy!



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3 Comments on “Mediterranean Kamut® (Khorsan Wheat) Salad”

  1. June 2, 2014 at 10:57 pm #

    Sounds delicious and very healthy! I have some kamut in my pantry I’ve been wanting to use.

  2. countryspirit3
    June 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Delicious recipe; I made it tonight. Although not called out for in the list of ingredients, the photos show what appear to be slices of red onion. Red onion goes with anything for me, so I added it. Recommended with this salad!

    • July 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

      Hello!! Oops, we forgot to add the shallots to the ingredient list. The red onion is similar, so I’m glad you thought to add that. Thanks!!

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