Kamut, an ancient variety of wheat, adds hearty chew to this entree inspired by a classic Greek salad. Soak kamut overnight to help it cook faster or, for an even easier dish, cook the kamut in advance to trim day-of prep to 30 minutes.
Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a large saucepan over high. Add Kamut and 1 tablespoon salt. Reduce heat to medium-high; simmer, stirring occasionally, until Kamut is puffed and tender but slightly chewy, 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Drain and spread in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Let cool 15 minutes.
While Kamut cooks, whisk together vinegar, oil, garlic, and hot sauce in a large bowl. Add shrimp, cucumbers, and mini peppers; toss well. Cover and refrigerate up to 30 minutes.
Add cooled Kamut, tomatoes, and onion to shrimp mixture. Season with black pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon salt; toss well. Gently fold in feta, mint, and basil just before serving.
Kamut can be made 2 days ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container.
Delicious and healthy recipe with many layers of flavor. I have used other grains like wheat berries and farro and they work well in this recipe.