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cooked spelt, red cabbage and carrots in a bowl

Ancient Grain Salad (with Spelt)

Ancient grain salad with spelt, red cabbage, and carrots. All drizzled with a delicious, quick dressing.
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 201kcal
Author Adina


  • 1 cup spelt berries
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, medium
  • 4 green onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt or Kosher, more or less to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • Cook spelt berries in salted water according to your package instructions. Drain well and let cool down a bit.
  • Chop: In the meantime, finely slice the red cabbage, carrots, and green onions. Then, combine the grains with the vegetables.
  • Mix all the dressing ingredients and combine them with the salad. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper.
  • Let sit for about 2 hours before serving, and adjust the taste again. Add more salt, pepper, vinegar, or lemon juice, if necessary. Serve at room temperature.


Serving: 1/4 of the dish | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 562mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g