Sweden is celebrating Mother’s Day a little later than other parts of the world, and it’s May 31st this year. Happy Mother’s Day, mom! *waves*
According to a survey done earlier this year, most moms wish for a dinner rather than fancy presents. So take them out to a restaurant – or dine in!
Here’s a lovely salad I recently made when she visited. It’s made from boiled Spelt wheat, which has a delicious and nutty taste that works wonderfully together with the sweetness of the vegetables and the saltiness of the feta.
For 2 persons, I used:
1 measuring cup (100ml) of dry spelt boiled in salt water until al dente
150g feta, crumbled
1 big handful of herbs and leafy vegetables from the garden, including several types of basil, rucola, cress and other herbs, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
3 sundried tomatoes, sliced thinly
1 red onion, cut into rings and fried until caramelized
Olive oil (I used some from the sundried tomato jar), lemon juice, freshly ground pepper
You can see on that picture that I also used mushrooms the time I took the photo, but I didn’t think they made a very good addition. The rest of the vegetables are all very strong in taste and harmonize with the rest of the tastes.
I have tried both cooling the spelt before mixing and mixing it in directly. I think I like to mix it in while still warm so the feta can coat it completely, but it’s up to your individual taste – both is good!
So what were you doing for your mom on Mother’s Day?