Salads to Bring to Work

You have every intention to bring your lunch to work, but then you have to rush out the door. Sounds familiar? With a little planning, you’ll be able to have delicious salads for lunch and save a bundle of money! These two recipes take a few minutes to toss together. Try them, let us know what you think.

Arugula, White Bean, and Shrimp Salad

Make it easy on yourself – shake up the salad dressing the night before.

2 servings

12                medium-sized cooked shrimp

1 cup           canned cannellini beans, drained

2 cups         baby arugula

1 cup            cherry tomatoes, halved

¼ cup          very thinly sliced red onion

Toss everything and put into a container.

Dressing

1tsp                grated lemon rind

1 Tbs              fresh lemon juice

1tsp                Dijon mustard

¼ tsp            salt

¼ tsp            red pepper flakes

2 Tbs            rice wine vinegar

3 Tbs            olive oil

Put everything in a screw-top jar and shake well. Pour on salad when you are ready to eat!

Kamut® Wheat Salad Lunch Box

Add some extra protein if you want. We like this with a hardboiled egg and a couple of slices of prosciutto. Take a piece of fruit with you too…clementine’s are perfect for lunch boxes.

2  servings

1½ cups                    cooked Kamut® wheat berries•

1 cup                         blanched haricot vert beans cut in half

2 cups                       baby kale

1 cup                         cherry tomatoes, halved

¼ cup                        crumbled feta cheese

Toss the first four ingredients together, put in a lunch box and top with feta cheese.

Dressing

2 Tbs        red wine vinegar

1tsp           Dijon mustard

2 Tbs         olive oil

¼ tsp         salt

¼ tsp         black pepper

Put everything in a screw-top jar and shake well. Pour on salad when you are ready to eat!

Cooking Kamut® Wheat Berries

We like to cook up a few cups of Kaumut® wheat berries so we can add them to salads and soups during the week. Packed with protein they are a great addition to vegetarian and vegan dishes too! Just make as much as you like.

Soak 2 cups KAMUT® wheat berries in four cups of water for 2-3 hours or overnight, then drain. In a medium saucepan, bring KAMUT® berries, and four cups water to a simmer. Simmer until wheat berries are tender 30 – 45 minutes approx.

 

Sue Taggart