Free Healthy Recipe - Moroccan Freekah

Dairy free, Low GI, Low sugar

Freekeh is an ancient grain from the Middle East. Due to its high amount of resistant starch it has much less carbohydrate than other grains such as rice and pasta. It's high in fibre and combined with these other ingredients very delicious.

1 cup freekeh
1¾ cups water
1/3 cups almonds, slivered
½ onion - red diced
½ capsicum - red diced
½ cups mint, leaves, roughly chopped
½ cups coriander leaves, roughly chopped
2 tsp lemon zest
¼ cup lemon juice
pinch sea salt
1 pomegranate seeded

Place the freekeh in a pan with the water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover the pan and cook for 20 - 25 minutes.
Drain any excess moisture from the cooked grain then spread it over a towel to dry.

While the freekeh is cooking, dry roast the almonds in a small pan for about 5 minutes until toasted and golden.
Spoon the freekeh into a bowl and mix the onion, capsicum, almonds, fresh herbs, lemon zest and seasoning through the grain.
Mix the olive oil, lemon juice and lemon zest together and pour over the freekeh.
Scatter the pomegranate seeds over the grain and serve.

Makes 4 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Ready in: 45 mins

Suitable for:
Salad, Side Dish
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1239 kj
Calories 296 kcal
Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Carbohydrate 23 g
Total Protein 6 g
Fibre 7 g

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