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Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds

Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds | Well and Full | #recipe

Just a quick post today, before Christmas at the end of the week! I’ve been finishing up all of my last minute shopping, and tonight I just wrapped all 40,000 presents I got for my mom. (I may have exaggerated that number a little bit). But my mom always tries to make Christmas special for me and my sister, and now that I’m older I try to reciprocate that magical holiday feeling for her as well.

The timing is perfect to post this beautifully festive salad, resplendent with green herbs and vibrantly red pomegranate arils scattered throughout like jewels. The red and green colors in the salad would look beautiful on any holiday table!

Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds | Well and Full | #recipe Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds | Well and Full | #recipe Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds | Well and Full | #recipe

But before I go, I wanted to share some lyrics from one of my favorite artists’ new album:

This being, human, is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival….

A joy, a depression, a meanness
Some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor!

Welcome and entertain them all.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
Because each has been sent as a guide.

Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds | Well and Full | #recipe Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds | Well and Full | #recipe Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds | Well and Full | #recipe

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Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds
 
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Ingredients
Kamut
  • 1 Cup Kamut, soaked in water overnight
Kamut Cooking Broth
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Olive Oil for Sauté
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3-4 Saffron Threads (that's it!!)
  • Juice from 1 Blood Orange
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Cumin
  • ½ Tsp Sumac
  • ½ Tsp Honey
  • ⅛ Tsp Smoked Paprika
Toasted Almonds
  • ½ Cup Raw Almonds, roughly chopped
  • Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
To Serve
  • ¾ Cup Fresh Curly Parsley, chopped
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Squeeze of Lemon Juice
Instructions
Kamut
  1. Bring a large pan to medium heat. Add a little olive oil and minced garlic, and sauté until garlic is just barely browned.
  2. Add water to the pan, with bay leaves, saffron threads, blood orange juice, and spices. Bring broth to a boil.
  3. Once water is boiling, add kamut and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 30-45 minutes, until kamut is softened but still chewy. Remove bay leaves.
  4. This step is optional, but recommended - Lay kamut on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and broil for about 5 minutes. This helps dry out the kamut and gives it a little crunch factor.
Toasted Almonds
  1. Roughly chop almonds, and mix with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper. In a cast iron pan (preferably) or other sauté pan, toast almonds on medium heat until they are slightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
Putting It All Together
  1. Because I toasted my kamut, I mixed everything together on the baking sheet (see photo above). Everything can be mixed in a bowl just as nicely. Mix kamut, toasted almonds, curly parsley, and pomegranate seeds, tossing with a little squeeze of lemon juice.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds | Well and Full | #recipe Jeweled Kamut w/ Blood Orange + Toasted Almonds | Well and Full | #recipe

May you be blessed with happiness,  love, and peace this holiday season. Merry Christmas!

Song of the Day:

Peace on Earth -Bing Crosby and David Bowie

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    December 22, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Love this. So much texture and colour in one salad!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      December 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks Katrina! <3

  • Reply
    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    December 22, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Happy holidays, lovely! This salad is so vibrant and sounds delicious- I’m a sucker for anything jewelled <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      December 28, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks Gen!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday! 😀

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    December 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    this is so beautiful! the title sounds magical and amazing <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      December 28, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks Maya! 😀

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    December 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    This is a gorgeous salad! I’ve never tried kamut, but it’s on my to-do list. I’ve been loving incorporating more unique grains in my meals. Happy holidays! <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      December 28, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you Emilie!! <3

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    Amy | Lemon and Coconut
    December 27, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas Sarah! That blood orange looks exquisite! Beautiful photos x x

    • Reply
      Sarah
      December 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks Amy!! Hope you had a lovely holiday as well 🙂

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