Vegan Freekeh Salad

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Vegan Freekeh Salad

Create a vibrant and filling vegan Freekeh salad with this nice and easy recipe. Freekeh is an ancient grain that packs a nutritional punch. It has a nutty taste with a hearty texture, making it a delicious alternative to rice, couscous and bulgur wheat.

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This vegan salad is perfect for a light and healthy lunch.

What is freekeh?

Freekeh is a grain made from roasted durum wheat.

It’s an ancient dish originally from Levantine and North African cuisine. It remains a popular food in the Mediterranean. It has a similar texture to bulgar and a nutty flavour.

It goes well in salads, soups and stews and cooks just like rice.

What can I serve freekeh salad with?

You can serve freekeh salad in a variety of different ways. It’s great on its own, or you can add the salad to a protein-based dish, or to a spread of different dishes.

This salad would work well alongside other Mediterranean-inspired foods. Pita bread, Vegan Batzina and Vegan Seitan Gyros would all go well with this freekeh salad.

Is this a healthy dish?

Freekeh has lots of fibre and protein so it’s a great healthy addition to your diet.

It’s high in nutrients generally too, including calcium, iron and zinc.

It does of course contain gluten because it’s made from wheat, so quinoa would be a good healthy alternative if you don’t eat gluten.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Calories: 450

Servings: 2


Total Time: 45 minutes

Calories: 450

Servings: 2




(Servings: 2)

  • 100 100 g Freekeh
  • 0.5 0.5 courgette, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • To garnish
  • small bunch of fresh parsley
  • pomegrante seeds


  1. Cook the freekeh according to packet instructions and leave to cool.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the courgette and peppers, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. When ready to serve, toss through the parsley leaves and the pomegranate seeds.

Each 298g serving provides:

4.2g Fat, 0.1g Saturates, 92g Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars, 23g Fibre, 19g Protein, 0.27g Salt.


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