Grains and cabbage are in this season. We’ve paired spelt berries with cabbage and quinoa for a surprisingly upscale result: Winter Grains Thai Salad. For this recipe, bypass the packaged shredded cabbage—it just won’t have the same results or the price value. The trick? Buy a half or quarter head of cabbage and shave it ultra thin on a mandoline.
Tip: Punch up the crunch
Want a little added crunch in your salad? Spread some cooked quinoa on a baking sheet and toast it under the broiler for 5 minutes or more, stirring often, until it’s darkened and crispy but not burnt.