Cam's Freekeh Salad


We've made big batches of this a couple weeks in a row and I'm obsessed.  If I'm not paying attention I can eat much more than I should.  It's one of those foods that I'm not sure if it's a side dish or main meal so maybe it's both.  

Freekeh is a roasted grain from green wheat, it is a natural, ancient grain high in fiber and iron.   

Serves 4.   

Freekeh Salad with Cilantro + Corn

1 cup freekeh

2 ears corn

1 red bell pepper, seeded, diced

1 poblano pepper, seeded, diced

2 shallots, diced

3 cloves garlic, diced

1 tin black beans, drained, rinsed

olive oil

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several sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped

juice of 1 lime

1/4 teaspoon cumin

Cook freekeh in 2 cups water.  Boil, cover, simmer 50-60 minutes until water is gone and freekeh is cooked.   

Cut kernels from corn (discard cobs) and saute in a splash of olive oil with red bell pepper, poblano, shallots and garlic.  Cook 5 minutes, or until corn is cooked.  Add freekeh and black beans.  Toss with salt, pepper, cilantro, lime juice and cumin.