Arugula Steak Salad with Bleu Cheese and Popped Einkorn

Posted January 28, 2016 by Julie Koyle
Introducing delicious Popped Einkorn atop one of our favorite salads!




  • 1/2 cup Popped Einkorn Berries
  • 1/2 head Green Leaf Lettuce
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 2 cups Arugula
  • 2 Tomatoes Chopped
  • 3-4 Rings of Purple Onion Sliced
  • 1/2 pound Steak Strips
  • 1/2 cup Bleu Cheese Crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Reduction

Popped Einkorn

  • 1/2 cup Einkorn Berries
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Real Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper


1. Pop Einkorn. Put einkorn berries in frying pan with coconut oil on medium low. Caution: DSC00789Einkorn berries are small and pop more quickly than popcorn so they burn quickly as well. It’s helpful to continually move them around. Also, keep in mind that, while the popping is audible, it is quieter than popcorn and can be mistaken for sizzling at first. When they are popped they will look like this. Watch for the split down the middle and the crunchy texture.

2. Set aside to let cool.

3. Cook steak strips in frying pan with a little balsamic reduction.

4. Assemble Salad ingredients and add steak and popped einkorn. Top with balsamic reduction. We buy Nampa Valley Grand Reserve Balsamic Vinegar because it already has the consistency of a reduction with no work!

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9 thoughts on “Arugula Steak Salad with Bleu Cheese and Popped Einkorn

    1. Admin

      Carol, of course you can. We have a hard time saving any for the salad for that reason. They are a little less convenient than popcorn because they are so tiny. They split open and get crunchy but they do not puff up like popcorn. But they are definitely delicious enough to eat like popcorn!

  1. Rose

    I heard about einkorn today for the first time on public radio. It was an interview with Diana Konkle who wrote a recipe book using einkorn. I’m very interested.

    1. Admin

      Hi Rose, we’re glad that word is getting out! It’s a remarkable grain. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  2. Roy gooden

    stumbled on your site 10 days ago and im glad i did. i got my order of 7lbs of whole berries and 5lbs of flour today and i can waot to start baking..

  3. Carmie

    Have you tried using the popped kernels as a cereal, like Puffed Wheat? Does the texture work for that use?

    1. Jennifer Schlegelmilch

      Hi Carmie, we have not tried that but I imagine it would work. If you try it, we’d love to hear how it goes.


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