Ancient Grain Salad
This salad is great for cleaning out leftovers from the crisper; make it up on the weekend and use it for lunches all week. A grand accompaniment to barbecue! For more of a meal add leftover chicken or shrimp to the salad.
The ancient grain Freekeh has been a staple in Middle Eastern diets for centuries. Loaded with nutritional benefits Freekeh is green wheat harvested while young, then roasted over an open fire. The chaff is burned and rubbed off, leaving the firm, moist inside grain (was it hungry farmers, impatiently waiting for their grain to ripen, that cut it early and toasted it on the spot, thus discovering an awesome food?) Freekeh has an earthy, nutty, slightly smoky flavour.
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Toss the Freekeh, beans and vegetables in a large bowl. Mix together dressing ingredients and shake vigorously, then pour over grains and beans, toss everything together
Recipe by Marilyn