Grünkernsalat mit Pilzen & Miso-Dressing Rezept

Green spelt (Grünkern) salads are something I get really excited about! And this green spelt salad with mushrooms, parsley, almonds and a umami-rich miso dressing has made it’s way to my “Grünkern” hall of fame list. I absolutely love everything about this grain. It’s produced here in Germany, has a nutty, smoky taste and a texture you can only get from nutrient-rich whole grains like this one. And yes, it uses go so far beyond vegetarian burgers (Bratlinge) or stews — it is terrific grain for salads, chilis, pilafs and more!

Why I think you’ll love this green spelt recipe

  • It’s so easy to make
  • Uses wholesome ingredients and is plant-based
  • Healthy and nutritious
  • Loaded with flavour! Umami-rich, meaty, savoury and yet refreshing-tasting

Green Spelt Salad with Mushrooms & Miso Dressing
King trumpet mushrooms are a great choice for this salad

This green spelt salad recipe is made with one of my favourite types of mushrooms — king trumpet. They are the largest of the oyster mushroom family and are terrific seared in a hot pan until golden brown. Since they have thick stems, you can either cut them lengthwise or into rounds. And since they have a meaty texture and intense umami, they are a great choice for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan diet that still wants to get the satisfaction of having some element of meaty texture to their meals.

How to serve green spelt salad with mushrooms

As a fan of grain salads, I like to serve this as a meal for two. But it also can be served as a side with roasted vegetables, steamed greens, or even a mixed salad. Or you can even try pairing it with salmon or roast chicken.

Green Spelt Salad with Mushrooms & Miso Dressing

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Grünkernsalat mit Pilzen & Miso-Dressing Rezept
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Green Spelt Salad with Mushrooms & Miso Dressing

Green spelt salad with mushrooms — king trumpet mushrooms are fried until golden and tossed with fresh parsley, almonds and a umami-rich miso dressing. Simple & delicious.
Course Salat, Side Dish
Category Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 402 kcal
Autor Elle


For the salat:

  • 200 g Green Spelt / Grünkern (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 200 g king trumpet mushrooms, thinly sliced, lengthwise
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 50 g slivered almonds, lightly toasted

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoons roasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste (Shiro)
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar (Japanese)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, add the green spelt and double the amount of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 30 minutes (or according to package instructions). Transfer to a large serving bowl to cool.
  2. While the green spelt is cooling, prepare the mushrooms. In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high to high heat. Add the mushrooms and fry, turning occasionally, until golden-brown, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients (sesame oil, miso paste, rice vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, shallot, garlic and cayenne pepper) until well-combined.
  4. Add the mushrooms, parsley and almonds to the bowl with the green spelt. Pour over the dressing and toss gently to combine. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!


  • Shiro miso paste is lighter in color and fermented for a shorter time. It is sweet and mild and therefore very suitable for dressings. You can get them in Asian shops or organic shops. I use organic Shiro Miso from Arche Naturküche (unpaid mention!).
  • I usually use unseasoned Japanese rice vinegar from OTAFUKU (unpaid mention!). You can get it in Asian stores or online.

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