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VEGAN Spelt Grain Salad



INGREDIENTS


1 cup Spelt grain

1 med zucchini, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

1 med cucumber, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

2 med tomatoes, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup finely chopped green onions, white and light green part

1 chopped sweet pepper

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

3 to 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice

¼ tsp Cumin

1/4 tsp freshly ground vegan seasoning sea salt, to taste



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DIRECTIONS


Rinse the Spelt and place it in a saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring the water

to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the

rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand,

covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork.


Transfer the spelt to a large bowl and let it cool for a few minutes until no

longer steaming. Add the zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes, green onions,

cilantro, most of the lemon juice, sweet pepper, cumin and salt to taste. Mix

well. Taste and add more lemon juice or salt if desired. Cover and chill or let

stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow the juices from the

vegetables and the lemon juice to mix with the rice so that all the flavors are

integrated.


Serve cold or at room temperature. Store the salad in an airtight container in

the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.





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