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Vegan Spelt Salad With Watermelon Radishes Recipe

Hey – here’s a recipe for a Vegan Spelt Salad with Watermelon Radishes!

watermelon radish


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Vegan Spelt Salad with Watermelon Radishes

A delicious vegan salad garnished with thin slices of watermelon radishes.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword salad, spelt, vegan, watermelon radish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked spelt
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or water
  • 2 cups chopped mixed greens (Kale, spinach, or any sturdy greens will do)
  • 2 shallots finely minced
  • 5 fresh mint leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/8 cup fresh cilantro leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 watermelon radish thinly sliced

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of two lemons
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the spelt: Bring the stock or water to a boil, add the spelt, return to a boil, loosely cover, and simmer for approximately 40 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Set the spelt aside to cool.

  2. While the spelt is cooling, prepare the dressing: Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, agave syrup, and salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the cooled spelt and set aside. (At this point you can refrigerate the spelt for up to a day before you make the actual salad. This will allow the spelt to soak up the flavor of the dressing.)

  3. In a large salad bowl, add the coarsely chopped greens, shallots, mint and cilantro leaves. Add the spelt and dressing and toss to combine. Add additional salt or pepper as desired. Garnish with watermelon radish slices.

Watermelon radishes are so beautiful and tasty – such a perfect sign of spring. They’re not too spicy, and they’re just sturdy enough that you can possibly use them to scoop up small amounts of dip or salad.

watermelon radishes

No filter needed! They really are this pretty and pink!

We had the brilliant idea, before leaving for a party, that we’d use the watermelon radishes in this salad as a spoon substitute. Well – it kinda sorta works. It definitely looks pretty, but you might still want to have utensils on hand.

watermelon radishes

Either way, you end up with this super-tasty salad that’s sure to appeal to vegans and non-vegans alike. Enjoy!

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Vegan spelt salad with watermelon radishes

Vegan spelt salad with watermelon radishes

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2 Responses to Vegan Spelt Salad With Watermelon Radishes Recipe

  1. Valentina March 31, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

    What a beautiful and delicious idea! I can never get over how pretty that radish is!

    • Jeanne March 31, 2019 at 10:50 pm #

      Thanks, Valentina! I agree – it’s my favorite vegetable to slice open because there’s always that “ooooh – pretty!” factor when you first see it. : )

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