Recipes on May 21, 2012 by

Meatless Mondays: French Bean and Kamut® Berry Salad

This is one of my all-time favorite warm weather dishes. It’s wonderful on a hot night served alongside something like these lemon-dill green beans from Eating Well  and crusty French bread. This is a great dish for taking to a barbecue or picnic and the leftovers make for tasty lunches. While it was designed to use flageolet beans and Kamut® berries, you can substitute both with good results if you want something simpler or these two ingredients are not handy. White beans, navy beans or great northern beans would all be a decent substitute for the flageolet beans. Wheat berries, spelt berries, long grain brown rice, farro, oat groats or even our Grandé Whole Grains Blend would sub well for the Kamut® berries. Enjoy!

French Bean and Kamut Berry Salad | Bob's Red Mill

French Bean and Kamut® Berry Salad

  • 2 cups cooked Kamut® Berries
  • 2 cups cooked Flageolet Beans
  • 1 cup Green Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups Spinach, chopped


  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Shallots, minced
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Tarragon
  • 1 tsp Parsley Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Soak flageolet beans (about 1 cup) overnight. Drain water and rinse off beans. Place beans in pot covered with plenty of water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer, placing lid on pot. Cook until beans are soft, about 1 hour.

Place Kamut® berries (about 1-1/2 cups) in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and place a lid on the pot. Cook until berries are soft, about 1 hour. While beans and Kamut® Berries are cooking, mix vinaigrette ingredients together in a large bowl.

Chop veggies and place in the bowl. Drain beans and berries and rinse in cold water.

Measure out 2 cups of both the beans and the berries and add them to the other ingredients in the bowl. Blend together all ingredients with vinaigrette and chill for a few hours or overnight. Serves 10.

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