Freekeh, broccoli & chickpea salad
Freekeh, broccoli & chickpea saladCourse: Salads Recipes
300g broccoli, cut into small florets
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
¾ cup cracked freekeh
400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
½ cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
2 tbs toasted sunflower seeds
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 200°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Spread broccoli on prepared tray and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes to tray and bake for a further 8-10 minutes or until tomatoes are wilted and broccoli is tender.
- Meanwhile, cook freekeh in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 12-15 minutes or until al dente. Rinse under cold running water. Drain well and squeeze out as much excess water as possible. Transfer to a large bowl with the roasted vegetables, chickpeas, herbs and sunflower seeds.
- Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice. Pour dressing over salad and gently toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with extra herbs if desired.
- I like to add some steamed edamame to further boost protein and veg content.