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10 min.

60 min.

70 min.



Savory Herb Freekeh Salad

Considered a supergrain, freekeh has a smoky flavor that works well with simple proteins like beans and legumes. Try this recipe with your favorite lunch sandwich for more protein or alone as a herb salad you can eat leftovers of on the go. 


1 cup freekeh (or substitute with couscous or quinoa)
1 cup of celery, chopped into .25” pieces
1/2 cup of leek, chopped (including green pieces)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup of green onions, chopped
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup of lemon juice
½ cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
1 tsp. of cumin
1 garlic clove, minced
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2-3 cups of water (per instructions for grain)


1Heat over medium-heat a large pan and freekeh (or other substitute grain). Toast in the dry pan, stir and shake the pan often until a fragrant aroma fills the air (3-5 mins). Add water and bring to a boil.
2Cover and simmer 25 -27 minutes(per package instructions) until all water has absorbed into the grain. Once absorbed, remove from heat and turn off burner. Let sit for 8-10 mins (see package instructions).Allow freekeh to cool without lid for 10-12 mins.
3Use a large bowl and combine all the other ingredients and toss until all herbs, spices, and oil coat the grains/beans. Let sit in the refrigerator with plastic covering the top of the bowl for 30 mins. Serve cold or at room temperature.