Warm freekeh salad

Warm freekeh salad

This hearty, wholesome salad is packed with flavour, colour and texture. The freekeh lends nutty, smoky notes, while lemon and leafy green herbs add freshness and zing
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Put the freekeh, garlic and oregano in a large saucepan and add some salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Add enough water to sit 5cm above the freekeh, and cook over a medium heat for 30 mins or until the freekeh is soft but not overcooked – it should still have a bit of bite.
  3. Step 3

    Drain the freekeh and transfer to a frying pan. Warm the freekeh over a medium heat with 2 tbsp of the olive oil. Season to taste with more salt and pepper and fry for 3-4 mins until warmed through.
  4. Step 4

    Remove from the heat, then remove and discard the crushed garlic cloves and oregano stalks before adding the rest of the olive oil. Toss with the lemon juice, fresh herbs, spring onions and toasted pine nuts. Grate plenty of laben kishk over the top.