Monday, 26 January 2015

Freekeh, chickpea and green bean salad

Chloe's Pilates

This beautiful bowl of delicious goodness is full of protein, fiber and flavour  - perfect for a busy day, healthy lunch.   Freekeh is one of my favourite grains and a great alternative to quinoa, rice etc.  It is an ancient roasted grain with an amazing nutty, chewy texture.  This is such an easy salad to make and only takes 20 minutes.


100g freekeh
50g cooked chickpeas
100g green beans
2 spring onions
½ cucumber
1 handful of mint
1 handful of coriander
1 handful of dried cranberries
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
1 squeezed lemon
1 tablespoon of good olive oil


·      Put the freekeh in a saucepan with cold water and bring to the boil.  Cook for 12-15 minutes then drain and leave to cool.
·      Steam the green beans and drain in cold water
·      Finely chop the spring onions, cucumber, mint and coriander.
·      Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.  Add Himalayan salt and pepper to taste.

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