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.
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
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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.