Freekeh Salad (adapted from Freekehlicious)

1 C uncooked wholegrain Freekeh

3 C water

3 cloves garlic, chopped

Bring water and Freekeh to a boil and simmer for approximately 40-45 minutes. Yields 3 cups.

Salad Ingredients

2 C cooked Freekeh

1 bunch pencil asparagus, blanched & chopped

3 fresh roasted or boiled beets, diced

1 portobello mushroom, chopped

¼ C chopped walnuts

3 TB goat cheese


½ C walnut oil

3 TB white wine vinegar

1 TB Dijon mustard

1 TB fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

salt & pepper, to taste

Combine cooked Freekeh with asparagus, beets, mushroom, and walnuts. Blend dressing together and pour over salad; toss. Top with goat cheese.