Some of you may be wondering, what is freekeh? Freekeh is a grain made from green durum wheat, and similar to quinoa it’s full of protein and fibre. Actually.. freekeh has more protein and fibre than quinoa, making it a really healthy and nutritious choice!
I find that freekeh definitely has a somewhat strong “nutty” taste. If you’re unsure about freekeh, simply substitute it out for quinoa in this salad.
Vegan, Plant-based, Vegetarian, Dairy-free
Total time: 25 minutes
Serves: 2-3 people
1/3 cup freekeh grains
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
2/3 cup chickpeas
3/4 cup avocado, chopped
1/2 cup tomato, gutted and chopped
1/2 cup spinach, loosely chopped
For the dressing:
Whisk together the following ingredients. If you want a stronger ginger taste, simply do 2 tbs. lemon juice and 2 tbs. ginger.
2 tbs. tahini paste
1 tbs. vegan mayo
1 tsp. olive oil
4 tbs. lemon juice
1 tbs. ginger juice, (I used a garlic press to get the juice of the ginger)
1/4 (or) 1/2 tsp. fine pink salt (depends on how much salt you prefer)
Enjoy! Also, this salad pairs lovely with garlic toast!
Do you have a favourite way to use freekeh? Let me know in the comments below!