Spiced Kamut and Chick Pea Salad Recipe

This Spiced Kamut and Chick Pea Salad is a quick and easy recipe, that will fit in with those healthy resolutions you’ve made.
kamut & chick pea saladSome whole grains such as kamut (an ancient strain of wheat berry, which is naturally lower in gluten), take a long time to cook .  Pre-boiling these whole grains, and having them on-hand makes it far easier to integrate them into your cooking. A little easy prep work can do a lot toward keeping you on track.  If you can whip together a quick stir fry or hearty salad, within 10 minutes, you are far less likely to be tempted by less healthy options.

This kamut and chick pea salad provides plenty of complex carbs and protein to fuel you, healthy fat through olive oil and a whopping 17 grams of fiber.  The salad is generously seasoned with the anti-inflammatory cancer fighters  paprika and tumeric.  As you can see in this Cooking Light article on cancer fighting foods, garlic and legumes are also great for this.

Spiced Kamut and Chick Pea Salad
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 372
  • Fat: 12
  • Carbohydrates: 64
  • Fiber: 17
  • Protein: 17
Recipe type: salad, side
Cuisine: vegetarian, vegan
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 cup cooked kamut (or other whole berry wheat)
  • 1 can chick peas
  • 6-9 grape tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed/minced)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp tumeric
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tbs white vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Combine the kamut, chick peas and tomato in a high mixing bowl.
  2. In small dish, mix together garlic, oil, paprika, thyme and tumeric, to make dressing.
  3. Pour dressing over the the kamut mixture, and stir to evenly coat.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.


  1. says

    I love chick peas, they are so high in protein and tasty too.

  2. says

    I make Kamut flour, I love this grain. This sounds like an awesome salad, Robin!

  3. says

    I love chickpeas, but haven’t tried kamuk before, either. But this looks so good… as all your recipes do!

  4. says

    As the North American Regional Director for Kamut International, I see a lot of KAMUT(R) Brand khorasan wheat recipes that sound good, but this one sounds amazing and I cannot wait to try it! Thank you for sharing! In return, I wanted to share some information about this organic grain with you and your readers.

    KAMUT® Brand khorasan is an organic, non-genetically modified, ancient wheat variety similar to durum. In 1990, “KAMUT” was registered as a trademark by the Quinn family in order to support organic farming and preserve the ancient khorsasan wheat variety. Under the KAMUT® Brand name, khorasan wheat must always be grown organically, never be hybridized or modified, and contain high levels of purity and nutrition. Today, Kamut International owns and has registered the KAMUT® trademark in over 40 countries, and is responsible for protection and marketing of all KAMUT® Brand khorasan wheat throughout the world.

    KAMUT® khorasan is grown on dryland certified organic farms primarily in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The grain is prized by consumers who appreciate the grain for its high energy nutrition, easy digestibility, nutty/buttery taste, and firm texture. KAMUT® khorasan wheat is higher in protein, selenium, amino acids, and Vitamin E than most modern wheat and contains essential minerals such as magnesium and zinc. It is used as whole grain berries, whole grain flour, white flour, flakes, and puffs to make a variety of products. Some specific benefits of using KAMUT® khorasan are receiving more nutrients, protein, and taste than conventional whole wheat – plus supporting organic agriculture and helping to preserve an ancient grain.

    KAMUT® khorasan is a variety of wheat thus has gluten content. A lot of people who are not able to tolerate wheat tell us that they are able to tolerate KAMUT® khorasan wheat. KI has ongoing research to understand why – it is our theory that because KAMUT® khorasan is an ancient grain, it has not had the good benefits bred out of it, as has modern wheat.

    Jamie Ryan Lockman | Regional Director – North America
    Kamut International, Ltd.
    P.O. Box 4903 | Missoula, MT 59806 | USA
    406.251.9418 phone | 406.251.9420 fax
    jamie.lockman@kamut.com | http://www.kamut.com

  5. says

    I just found some chick peas in the cabinet that I need to use. Thanks!

  6. leticia says

    Rice and flour have a very high (sugar) glycemic index. I can eat kamut, because, compare to two, kamut have a very low glycemic effect which is very good for me for maintaining low sugar in my diet.

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