Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Freekeh, kale and avo salad

I've been detoxing a lot this month, nothing major or fancy, just eating more greens and more plant food such as whole grains, seeds and nuts.
This salad is one of my latest favorite lunch, it's ready in 12 minutes ....
I am entering `Eat you greens` which is hosted by The Veghog this month..🌿


100 gr freekeh
1 avocado
4 handful of kale, stalks removed
handful of roasted seeds ( mixture of pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds )
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil 
lemon juice
 Soak the freekeh in cold water for 15 minutes. Cook the freekeh in a fresh water with a pinch of salt. Cook for 12 minutes for al-dente . For the last 6 minutes add the kale to be cooked together with the freekeh.
In a meantime chop the avocado and set a on a side.Drain off any water left from the freekeh/kale pan and stir in the avocado. Season with salt and pepper as well as olive oil and lemon juice.Divide into two plates and sprinkle some seeds on the top.


  1. Nice and green and I really like such wholesome salads, freekeh is so good. Thank you for sharing with Eat Your Greens!

  2. I also like your new Christmassy banner. Have a nice Christmas time!

  3. Thank you so much, have a nice Christmas too xx

  4. I'm going to have to try this recipe - I love kale. Although I'm a bit confused - do you actually boil it? I've never done it but will give it a try! Thanks for sharing.

    Lena -

    1. Thanks Lena, I do boil it together with the kale, I cook the freekeh for 12 to 14 minutes and I add the kale in the same pot for the last 8 minutes or so.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely recipe with EatYourGreens, I really like Palestenian freekeh, though I must admit i have not had the packet brand you have featured here. Kale is my favourite green to, all in all a winner for me. Happy New Year to you.

    1. Thank you Shaheen,Happy new year to you too. We all love this salad so much, the problem is finding this freekeh - only one marks&spencer shop in south england than I know off sells it :)