Best Lunch Box Salad

Spelt and Butternut salad
Serves 4
Whats for lunch? The most popular question you begin to ask when you find yourself starting your health and wellness journey as you desperately try and stay away from the cup of noodles or lunch trolley that comes around. This salad is not only absolutely delicious but its healthy too! Spelt is an ancient grain widely recognized for its many health benefits. One of the earliest domesticated grains, spelt hasn’t changed since Biblical times. It remains unaffected by concepts such as ‘agribusiness’, ‘cross-breeding,’ ‘hybridization’ and ‘genetically modified’ – words that have come to dominate our modern food supply. Known for its slightly ‘nutty’ flavor, spelt has long been popular as a health food in Europe, where it is sometimes known as ‘Farro.’ In this weeks Wild Organics (www.wildorganics.co.za) vegetable box I got a large butternut and thought how incredible wintery it is roasted…and so this recipe was born.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
460 calories
71 g
22 g
15 g
18 g
5 g
498 g
380 g
11 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
498g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460
Calories from Fat 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 22mg
7%
Sodium 380mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 71g
24%
Dietary Fiber 14g
58%
Sugars 11g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
17%
Iron
26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Cups, Spelt (or any grain of your choice)
  2. 4 Cups water, not salted
  3. 1 medium Brinjal/Aubergine, cubed
  4. 1 large butternut, cubed
  5. 2 Tbsp Willowcreek Olive Oil
  6. 1 Tbsp homemade Thai Red Curry Paste
  7. Season with Pink Himalayan Salt and Black Pepper
  8. 1 tsp Smoked chilli flakes
  9. 100g feta cheese
  10. 1 handful chopped almonds, raw
  11. 1 handful of fresh organic salad leaves from Wild Organics
  12. Hummus, optional
Instructions
  1. Place the spelt and water into a pot and bring the water up to a simmer.
  2. Simmer the spelt for about 40 minutes or until puffed up and ready.
  3. Drain once cooked and set aside to cool.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C
  5. Toss the brinjal, butternut, olive oil, thai red curry paste, seasoning and chilli into a medium mixing bowl and coat sufficiently.
  6. Place onto a lined baking tray and roast for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. In a hot dry pan, add the almonds and set aside once toasted
  8. Place the cooked spelt, roasted vegetables, toasted almonds and feta cheese into a bowl and toss to combine.
  9. Sever with fresh salad leaves and hummus for lunch
Notes
  1. If you give this a try, tag me on social media as well as going to order your weekly organic vegetable box delivered straight to your door by clicking the following link: www.wildorganics.co.za
  2. HAPPY LUNCH-ING!
Adapted from Wild Organics
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calories
460
fat
15g
protein
18g
carbs
71g
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Adapted from Wild Organics
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