You propably know the saying of grandmas dishes being the best? Simple, rich comfort food? For one side of the family it was all about cheese and sugar. But for the other side, I look back of gatherings with green and fresh buffet tables. No judging at all as I gained precious & delicious food memories from both sides back in the days.
Yet having a grandma who knew how to make healthy vegetarian whole food dishes accessible for us little ones, really formed me. ( …still forms me!)
I would say her knowledge, cooking skills and choice of fresh foods influenced me the most on my culinary journey. My dearest memories involve broccoli soups, huge salads, mango, plantains and todays recipe: Spelt with dried tomatos + apricots. I am very proud to count these dishes as my early steps into healthy conscious eating.
Done with drooling over the past. On to new memories of flavourful yummyness!
And I am sure the taste of this one will last long. Sweet apricots paired with salty dried tomatos is worth having it again and again. And did I mention the crunchyness caused by the walnuts?
This would be so perfect for a picnic party in the park!
Sundried Tomatos + Apricots on Spelt
2 cups Spelt
4 cups Water
1/2 tsp pink himalya salt
1/2 cup Sundried Tomatos
a handful dried Apricots ( not the bright orange ones)
1/2 cup Walnuts ( chopped)
a bunch of fresh parsley
2 Carrots ( grated)
4 Tbsp Walnut oil ( cold pressed)
1 Lemon ( juiced)
salt & pepper to taste
Cook the spelt for 20 minutes on low heat. Place it in a big bowl to cool down a little bit.
Prep the other ingredients by chopping the apricots, parsley, walnuts and tomatos into little pieces. Grate the Carrots and add everything to the bowl.
Finish with the oil and lemon juice. Let it sit for a few minutes or preferably over night for an even better taste.
Lasts in the fridge for 2 days.
I bet you will love this recipe. My whole family does. And we cannot get enough of it. After all these years and dishes this one is still at the top. And I am going to show my grandchildren how to do it. That’s for sure!
I still think that my grandmothers creation tastes a bit more magical but mine turned out really good aswell.
Words cannot describe my gratitude and appreciation, grandma!
So now you, of which foods did you immediately think, reading my first sentence?
Tell me here or there! I’m curious!