Recipe: Freekeh Tabbouleh

Starring everyone’s favorite ancient grain, Lama Gharaibeh’s fresh freekeh salad makes healthy eating oh-so appetising.

Combining nutty freekeh, juicy tomatoes and sweet pomegranate, this fresh freekeh salad (by Dubai-based foodie @lama_gharaibeh) showcases some of our favorite flavours.

Ingredients For Salad
  • 150g Freekeh
  • 750ml water
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into small cubes 
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into small cubes 
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1-2 sprigs of scallion, chopped 
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds 

For Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil 
  • 2 tbs pomegranate molasses 
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • In a pan, mix the freekeh and water with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Bring to the boil, then let simmer and cook for 15 minutes, until tender. Drain and allow to cool.
  • Chop the tomatoes, parsley, cucumber, mint and scallions and mix in a salad bowl. Add the pomegranate seeds.
  • In a small jar, mix together the dressing ingredients and shake well.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and mix gently.
  • Serve and enjoy.


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