Monday, 9 December 2013

Freekeh Salad

Freekeh is a green wheat that has been dried, roasted and then thrashed or rubbed. It is an earthy, slightly smoky grain that is similar in taste to farro.

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup freekeh
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped English cucumber
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 spring onions - chopped finely
  • 1 large tomato - chopped into small dice
  • 1 small yellow pepper (sweet) chopped into small dice
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion - finely minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (good extra virgin oil)
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Step 1: add freekeh and water to a small pot. Get the water to boil then turn down to a simmer, cover and leave 25 minutes until water has evaporated just like cooking rice. Place on a plate or cookie sheet to cool and slightly air dry.

Step 2: chop all vegetables

Step 3: add cooled freekeh, vegetables, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss and taste to adjust seasoning if necessary.

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