When is the last time you tried something new? I always try to mix up new flavors and create new dishes in the kitchen. It can be so easy to fall into a rut and create the same dish meal after meal. So I was excited when I recently received a package from Fit Approach with two different flavors of Freekeh Foods to test out. The verdict? It is delicious. Read on to learn some benefits, get a recipe and a chance to try it for yourself!
Freekeh Jeweled Salad
What is Freekeh?
Freekeh is a process which means “to rub” in Arabic. Nearly 2,000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attached their crop of green wheat was set on fire. The villagers rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up, and Freekeh was born.
Health Benefits of Freekeh
Since the taste of Freekeh is very mild it is a perfect addition to soups, salads, or a side dish. Enjoy it hot or cold. Since it quickly cooks over the stovetop (20-25 minutes) it is a versatile grain that is easy for meals that need to be prepared simply.
Freekeh is very nutrient dense with six grams of protein and four grams of fiber per serving. It is also lower in calories and carbohydrates than rice or other grains. Organic and non-GMO.
I am a huge fan of salads that have a touch of sweetness with fruit, nuts and flavored dressings. With my batch of cooked Freekeh I created a simple jeweled salad that I know you are going to love.
- 2 Cups of Cooked Original Freekeh
- 1 Cup of Chopped Red or Green Grapes
- 3 Tablespoons of Chopped Scallions (green part only)
- ⅓ Cup of Raw Diced Pecans
- 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
- 1 Teaspoon of Dried Parsley
- Juice of ½ of a Lemon
- Pinch of Pink Himalayn Salt
- Cook the Freekeh according to the package instructions. Remove it from heat and allow it to cool. In the meantime, wash and chop the grapes, scallions, and pecans. Mix all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Ready to serve and enjoy!
Want to test the waters of Freekeh goodness for yourself? You are in luck!
Freekeh Foohs is offering to send one winner a package with your choice of freekeh (original, rosemary sage or tamari).
Leave a comment below sharing why you would like to try Freekeh! I will randomly select a winner on Monday, August 24th.
Thank you to Freekeh Foods for the chance to try their product. This opportunity was presented through my partnership with Sweat Pink and Fitapproach. As always, all opinions are my own.
I always love hearing from you! If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email.