Tomato-Basil Freekeh Salad

Tomato-Basil Freekeh Salad

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Recipe Rating: 3.39376
Serves 4 to 6
This summertime salad riffs on the classic combination of tomatoes and basil. Freekeh, roasted green wheat, adds a subtle smoky flavor. Use any variety of tomatoes, depending on what looks best. You can also add cooked chickpeas to make a light meal. Enjoy any leftovers the next day for lunch or an afternoon snack.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup freekeh, rinsed
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced, juices reserved
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
Method: 
Combine freekeh and 1 1/2 cups water in a large saucepan. Set over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until grains are tender, about 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes and juice, garlic, vinegar and basil and toss well. Stir in freekeh. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days before serving.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 150 calories (10 from fat), 1g total fat, 10mg sodium, 31g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 7g protein.
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