Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tomato and Plum Salad with Kamut

Tomato and Plum Salad with Kamut

I once read that vegetables and fruits that are grown in the same season are compatible in flavor. Mmmm! That got me thinking about the excess tomatoes and plums on my counter. After googling this unlikely combo I soon realized it was not an unusual combination at all as there are many recipes available on the internet.

This salad was easy to put together, after slicing the plums and equal amounts of heirloom tomatoes I added kamut; an amazing ancient grain and some crumbled feta cheese. To complete this dish I garnished with basil and drizzled a balsamic glaze over the top. Try this salad, it is delicious and a beautiful representation of summer.

I’ll make this recipe short and sweet as I’m on my way to Corvallis to go blueberry picking, can’t wait!
Yield: 2 to 3

Tomato and Plum Salad with Kamut

Celebrate summers bounty with this Tomato and Plum Salad with Kamut!

INGREDIENTS:


  • 3 plums, cut into slices
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, (I used a Black Russian), cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup cooked kamut, or grain of your choice
  • ¼ cup feta, crumbled
  • 1 handful basil leaves, sliced thinly
  • Balsamic glaze for drizzling

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Arrange the tomato and plum slices on a serving plate. Add kamut and scatter the feta. Then garnish with basil and drizzle the balsamic glaze. Enjoy!
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

36 comments:

  1. Have to Google kamut. Hope you enjoyed your blueberry picking.

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    1. Had a great time we picked 48 pounds, now what to do with all of it.

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  2. A very satisfying wholegrain salad. Adore the combo of seasonal fruit and veggie.

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    1. Thanks Angie,I really enjoy the taste and texture of kamut, my new favorite.

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  3. I've never thought of it like that, if they're grown in the same season they should go together! What a great idea!

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    1. Thanks Caroline! we enjoyed this salad very much.

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  4. This combination was surprisingly good. The kamut was very good. ( Not as good as Israeli cous cous )

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  5. I bet that little bit of salty feta really makes these flavours pop. I love everything about this salad :)

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    1. Thanks Emma, I love the salty and sweet too!

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  6. Cheri, I'm getting my groove back and saw this latest recipe... immediately sent it off to my daughter who's growing her own tomatoes... very creative and inviting. Rest assured I will be trying this as well!

    Hope all is well,

    Sandra

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    1. Hi Sandra, beleive it or not we have been so busy, crazy right we are living in a teeny tiny town. So glad you are feeling better, just made another salad summer corn and blueberries......

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    2. Wow, pray tell... share the corn and blue berry salad recipe... what dressing did you decide on?

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    3. I did a lime and honey dressing;)

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    4. Ahh, I just saw the blog recipe just now! You go girl!

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    5. Thanks Sandra, canning blueberry and basil jam today, got the big guy to help me;)

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  7. Sounds like a delicious combination! I love those tomatoes, so pretty. We are grown Purple Cherokee but I haven't gotten the first one yet. Waiting! Have fun blueberry picking!

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    1. Hi Chris, thats the tomatoes I used in this recipe but I have to buy them at a famers market. Does not get warm enough where we live to grow them ourselves.

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  8. I need to try kamut. This sounds like an absolutely lovely salad!

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    1. Hi Kris, I think you will love it, buttery, nutty and delicious!

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  9. Very good to know...I'll have to start hunting for veggies and fruits grown in the same month =)

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  10. Definitely an interesting combination. Cheri! I have to go google kamut... I am unfamiliar with that grain! I hope blueberry picking was fun - I am sure there will be recipes to follow!

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    1. You know it David, just made a corn and blueberry salad;) We really enjoyed the kamut, bought a bag from Bob's Redmill, it's firm, nutty and delicious.

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  11. I have never heard that! Thank you so much for sharing that lovely tidbit. Love this combination - and the beautiful presentation. Thanks again Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, had fun with this one, love summer produce.

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  12. Okay, I'm totally jealous over your blueberry picking! That just sounds like an amazing way to spend the afternoon!! And this salad looks like a wonderful meal too. Love the gorgeous colors in this one, Cheri! :0)

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    1. Thanks Marcelle, I have to get on the ball and start making some jam but first I made a corn and blueberry salad, sharing soon!

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  13. This sounds like a great mix of flavors and textures! Love the chewy grain and salty feta with it.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, kamut is one of my new favorite grains, love the chew and texture.

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  14. What a gorgeous salad! I love this delightful combination of ingredients!

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  15. Cheri:
    Your salad looks fresh and amazing. I'm unfamiliar with kamut. Can you tell us more? D

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    1. Yes of course, it is pretty new to me as well, kamut is a ancient wheat grain. The texture is firm and the flavor is almost buttery and nutty. Thanks D!

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  16. i haven't tried kamut yet but i think i'd like it, especially like this! pretty and delicious dish!

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  17. I have yet to try kamut but love your description of it being buttery and nutty. Great way to use it with fresh summer tomatoes and plums!

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