Freekeh Salad
August 17, 2018

Freekeh Salad August 17, 2018

Freekeh Salad

I often get the question to write about the advantages of certain foods in my recipes. I have to admit that I do not apply this on my site. While this is actually the reason why I use certain combinations or why I prefer to use a specific aliment.

I always felt that I had to create a separate sheet on my site for such information. In retrospect, this is actually not necessary at all. I can also keep it short and concise and provide relevant information in my description. I am convinced that those who will read this will find it interesting.

My main ingredient is clearly Freekeh and I want to talk about it:

Freekeh ... a so-called primeval grain. A (wheat) grain that has been around for years and that they're serving even more nowadays. It is not only tasty, it also contains many health aspects.

But what is so special about freekeh? Why should you make it yourself?
Freekeh is a very powerful grain, because it is low in fat and rich in proteins and fibres. It contains twice as many fibres as quinoa and also considerably more proteins. Quinoa was, however, the most popular in its rank for a long time. Still, if we look at the nutritional values, freekeh is the winner. The high protein values ​​and fibre ensure that you get a longer satiated feeling without having to eat more. It promotes digestion and has a low GI which keeps your blood sugar level in control. No primal grain but a top grain for those who want to keep an eye on their weight.

Since Freekeh is a type of wheat, it is not suitable for people who are gluten intolerant.

Ingredients (3 servings)

  • 200gr freekeh
  • 300gr salad
  • 8 radishes (85gr)
  • 10gr fresh ginger
  • 20gr walnuts
  • 100gr feta cheese
  • 9 black olives
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 15cl lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Pepper & salt


Prepare the freekeh as mentioned on the packaging. Use 1 liter of water per 200gr freekeh. The cooking time is about 15min. Once cooked: add some pepper, salt and a drizzle some olive oil and let it cool down.
Prepare your salad while the freekeh is cooking: Cut the radishes into slices, feta into cubes and chop the ginger.
Stir the freekeh using a fork to prevent it from sticking together.
Add the salad, freekeh, ginger, radishes, feta, black olives and walnuts in a large salad bowl.
Drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice on top and season with some salt and pepper.
Share with friends and family and enjoy your lunch!

Good to know

Are you not allowed to have gluten? choose for quinoa instead of freekeh. Notice that the nutritional value won't be the samen.

Nutrition facts

Serving size 1 serving
Energy (kcal) 393,0
Fat (g) 26,5
Saturated fat (g) 8,0
Carbohydrates (g) 25,8
Dietary fiber (g) 5,9
Sugars (g) 1,5
Protein (g) 14,7

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