Monday, December 1, 2008

A Lazy Kamut Salad with Feta

Oh, wow, this was good. I had some kamut leftover from the salad I made awhile back, and decided to whip up an on-the-spot mix right before a potluck I was hosting. This was a totally different experience - a little oily-er, not as much texture variation, and not vegan, but, really, it was effin' good. ESPECIALLY accompanied with delicious hummous and some tasty, toasted bread.

Both of the above brands are fairly expensive for someone as cheap as I, but when friends bring these guys over to the potluck, let me tell you, they are delicious. Not gluten-free, but that is not my concern here, obviously. Anyways, this hummous is gluten-free at least, and it is one of the smoothest, tastiest store-bought hummous I've had. I actually had it for the first time when visiting friends in Los Angeles this summer. Nathan's friend got this stuff from a local grocery store in Santa Monica, and for some reason I just assumed it was one of those brands specific to tiny grocery stores, unknown to the masses, but a staple for those "in the know." Apparently I was totally wrong. Sabra (watch out for music if you click on that link) can be found here in Austin, at HEB and Central Market, at least.

So with the hummous and kamut salad, wrapped in some o' that naan (which, honestly, I would only have if someone else brought it; it's super expensive), we were making some nutritious and tasty tasty wraps. So good. Let me give you that salad recipe, because just alone this stuff is worth making. Measurements are approximate.

Kamut Salad with Feta

4 cups cooked kamut
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 of a medium red onion, chopped
4-5 marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (a nice pantry item for just such spontaneous salads, or you could make your own)
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons herbed oil (I used the oil from the artichoke marinade)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Some olives, chopped
Hella cilantro, chopped
Salt, to taste
Crumbled feta

Mix everything with the kamut. Adjust to taste.

There you go, a nice lazy salad for those occasions when you are hosting a potluck and don't feel like cooking anything. =)


robin said...

Looks good. I like Sabra hummus, too.

annette said...

So it's in Oregon, too? Huh.

Happy belated birthday, btw. =)

nathan said...

it was delicious.

sabra hummus...