Freekeh Salad with Orange and Apricot *Super-Healthy*

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Preparation info

  • A Vegan Side Salad for

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Salmagundi

By Sally Butcher

Published 2014

  • About

Freekeh is smoked wheat. It has been a part of the diet in the Levant and Egypt for millennia, and even gets a mention in medieval Baghdad texts. Young green wheat is sun-dried and then torched. Because there is so much sap inside the wheat, only the chaff burns off, leaving the inner kernel roasted but intact. The wheat is then rubbed and thrashed, and left in the sun a little more: it is either packed whole or cracked so that it resembles coarse bulghur wheat. It is now being touted as a