Salatet Freekeh – Freekeh Salad Recipe

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Pomegranate seeds, pistachios, mint, and spring onion flavor the Middle Eastern-inspired Freekeh Salad, which is ideal as a side salad or summer accompaniment pilaf.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins
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FOR THE FREEKEH
 ¼ cup Freekeh (green cracked wheat, coarse)
 ¼ tsp Salt
 ¼ tbsp Olive oil
 1 cup Water
FOR THE DRESSING
 ¼ tsp Salt
  tsp Black pepper
  tbsp Pomegranate molasses ('Dibs Rumman' in Arabic)
 ½ tbsp Olive oil
 ¼ tbsp Lemon juice
TO ADD TO THE SALAD
  cup Parsley (chopped)
  cup Mint (chopped)
  cup Pomegranate seeds ('Rumman' in Arabic)
 1 Spring onions
 ¼ tbsp Pistachios (raw, sliced)
  cup Walnuts (roasted, chopped)


1

TO COOK THE FREEKEH Bring the water to a boil on high heat with all the freekeh ingredients (freekeh, salt and olive oil), then cover and let simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes. Once done put the freekeh on a sieve and set aside to cool. Note: The freekeh will not absorb all the water you used to boil it.

2

To make the sauce, mix all the dressing ingredients together and set aside.

3

Put the parsley, mint, pomegranate seeds, spring onions, walnuts and pistachios in a salad bowl (leave a bit of the pomegranate seeds, parsley and pistachios aside for garnish). Pour half the dressing on top and mix well. Then add the freekeh, the remaining dressing, and mix again.

Ingredients

FOR THE FREEKEH
 ¼ cup Freekeh (green cracked wheat, coarse)
 ¼ tsp Salt
 ¼ tbsp Olive oil
 1 cup Water
FOR THE DRESSING
 ¼ tsp Salt
  tsp Black pepper
  tbsp Pomegranate molasses ('Dibs Rumman' in Arabic)
 ½ tbsp Olive oil
 ¼ tbsp Lemon juice
TO ADD TO THE SALAD
  cup Parsley (chopped)
  cup Mint (chopped)
  cup Pomegranate seeds ('Rumman' in Arabic)
 1 Spring onions
 ¼ tbsp Pistachios (raw, sliced)
  cup Walnuts (roasted, chopped)

Directions

1

TO COOK THE FREEKEH Bring the water to a boil on high heat with all the freekeh ingredients (freekeh, salt and olive oil), then cover and let simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes. Once done put the freekeh on a sieve and set aside to cool. Note: The freekeh will not absorb all the water you used to boil it.

2

To make the sauce, mix all the dressing ingredients together and set aside.

3

Put the parsley, mint, pomegranate seeds, spring onions, walnuts and pistachios in a salad bowl (leave a bit of the pomegranate seeds, parsley and pistachios aside for garnish). Pour half the dressing on top and mix well. Then add the freekeh, the remaining dressing, and mix again.

Salatet Freekeh – Freekeh Salad Recipe

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