Mom Knows Best : Spinach Spelt Salad with Cranberries

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Spinach Spelt Salad with Cranberries






I am doing a salad swap with Fresh Express and every day I swap out a meal with a salad that can be a meal. Todays salad is a yummy spinach salad made with a heirloom wheat called spelt. Spelt is a chewy, nutty whole grain that is high in fiber and protein. I buy my spelt from Bob's Red Mill and if you don't happen to have spelt, you can use brown rice or wheat berries. My salad also has a sweet taste to it with dried cranberries added to it.

Spinach Spelt Salad with Cranberries

Ingredients
1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 ½ teaspoons finely mined fresh rosemary
2 cups cooked Bob’s Red Mill spelt
1 bag Fresh Express spinach leaves

Heat oil in a large skillet, and sauté onion and carrot for about 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and rosemary and sauté for another minute or two. Remove from heat, add spelt and  cranberries. Stir to combine.
Line plates with spinach leaves, and portion spelt mixture on top. 
May be eaten warm or at room temperature.

For more information on the Fresh Express Salad Swap visit my blog post 



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9 comments:

  1. Yum - that looks good and good for you!! Pinning this one to try one night!

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  2. I never thought of having a salad like that! I might have to give it a try since it looks so good. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. MMMMMM! I have recently been eating salad with dried cranberries and LOVE it!

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  4. That looks really good. I have never tried spelt before.

    Michelle F.

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  5. Looks yummy, although it's not something I would fix at home for myself. I like a good ol' fashioned salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, croutons...getting ready to have one myself with pizza. :)

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  6. I have never tried Spelt before! I have been starting to eat spinach leaves a lot more now but have never tried this recipe! I am going to give it a try! It looks delicious!

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  7. This looks great!!! There is a sale on salad this week so I will start this on Monday!

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  8. This looks delicious I have never heard of Spelt before.
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