Spelt, often referred to as the "caviar of grains", has a pleasant nutty taste. Slightly crunchy, it is excellent for cold salads. This one is a lovely picnic or summer party side dish.
|2/3 cup||spelt berries||120 g|
|23 leaves||fresh basil||2/3 cup|
|3 tbsp||pine nuts||20 g|
|4 tsp||Parmesan cheese||4 g|
|1/4 cup||extra virgin olive oil||65 mL|
|1 pinch||salt [optional]||0.1 g|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
Before you start
- Put the spelt berries in a pot, cover with water then bring to a boil. Add a little salt, cover, and simmer until the berries are cooked, about 35 min. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, combine the garlic, pine nuts and basil in a food processor or a blender and finely chop. Add the grated cheese and olive oil, then mix until a creamy, but thick consistency is achieved.
- Toss the mixture with the cooked spelt. Adjust the seasoning, then serve hot or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 serving (100g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
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ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Low :
- Source of :
- Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Omega-6, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc
- Good source of :
- Magnesium, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
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