Freekeh Salad with Kale, Sweet Potatoes & Homemade Lime Cilantro Dressing

freekeh salad


In the mood for a tangy and refreshing high antioxidant salad? Look no further, this one is a culmination of tasty ingredients coming together in a tasty and unique freekeh salad: It contains freekeh, kale, sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, fresh mint, fresh basil, walnuts and cashew. I topped it with a lime cilantro homemade dressing. This filling salad is very easy to make. It also offers tons of health benefits. You can buy freekeh at most grocery stores; usually found in a bag. Bob’s Red Mill freekeh has a nice tastes and its very affordable.

 

freekeh salad

What is Freekeh?

It’s an ancient roasted grain from the Middle East that has an awesome nutty, chewy texture. The cooking process is quit fast. Freekeh is very high in fiber and works not only in salads but as a replacement for rice or even in your morning cereal. This Freekeh Salad is perfect as a main dish or side. Be sure to cook Freekeh according to package directions. Overcooking will turn Freekeh into mushy porridge/cereal.

cherry tomatoes

freekeh salad

 

lime cilantro dressing

 

freekeh salad

Hope you’d enjoy this Freekeh Salad and Lime Cilantro Dressing Recipe. Like many salads, this one is very customizable so feel free to remove or add other ingredients to your liking.

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Freekeh Salad with Kale, Sweet Potatoes & Homemade Lime Cilantro Dressing
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked Freekeh cooked according to the product packaging
  • 1 bunch fresh kale with stems removed
  • Baked/Boiled/Microwaved Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/3 cup mixed nuts such as walnuts, pumpkin seeds and cashews
  • 1/3 cup tomatoes I suggest cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup mixed bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup mixed fresh chopped mint and basil
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • optional : extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. To Bake Sweet Potatoes :
  2. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  3. Wash and Scrub sweet potatoes. Prick the potatoes with fork or sharp knife
  4. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until throughly cooked and soft
  5. To Microwave Sweet Potatoes:
  6. Prick the potatoes with fork or sharp knife
  7. Microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender
  8. Place all the ingredients in the salad bowl
  9. Add salt/pepper to taste
  10. Serve with lime cilantro salad dressing and extra virgin olive oil
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Lime Cilantro Dressing
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger root minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Black Peper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup honey or more according to your liking
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Place garlic, ginger root, salt, pepper, cilantro leaves and honey in a blender or food processor.. Blend until finely chopped
  2. Add lime juice and white balsamic vinegar, pure to blend
  3. Slowly add olive oil and stir all together

freekeh salad lime cilantro dressing. High in fiber and high in antioxidants

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Olivia Douglass
    Sep 25, 2016 at 6:33 am

    This looks delicious and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe, I need some new ones!

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    Catherine Sargent
    Sep 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

    This salad looks amazing and I can’t wait to make the lime cilantro dressing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Sarah Bailey
    Sep 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Oh my goodness this sounds like a wonderful salad I love all the colours. I do need to try it for myself! x

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    Ricci
    Sep 25, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Not only does that salad look amazing but that dressing sounds delish!! I need to make this soon!!

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    Jeanine
    Sep 26, 2016 at 6:09 am

    This looks so good. I bet it tastes just incredible. My kids are huge salad freaks along with my husband so I’m sure they’d love something like this!

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    Stephanie Jeannot
    Sep 26, 2016 at 6:51 am

    I like Quinoa so I might like Freekeh. I tend to enjoy grains. My favorite is corn meal. MY mom use to make me corn meal pudding when I was a kid and ever since, it is like the meal of the day that I have the most.

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    Tammileetips
    Sep 26, 2016 at 7:11 am

    This looks amazing!!! I love making dressings at home they always taste amazing and perfect way to know what’s in your food to.

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    Krystal
    Sep 26, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Wow what a colorful salad. I never have heard of the grain Freekeh. I love anything that tastes like nuts so Im sure I will like freekeh!

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    Stephanie Pass
    Sep 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I haven’t heard of this grain before, but it sounds like it would be tasty in a salad. This looks just beautiful!

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    CourtneyLynne
    Sep 26, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Omg this dressing looks absolutely delicious!!! And pretty easy to make! Must try!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Sep 27, 2016 at 5:40 am

    This salad sounds like a great healthy salad for the whole family. I am always looking for new salad ideas for the family instead of the same old same old. This one sounds healthy and it would be something the family would enjoy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    aly mashrah
    Sep 27, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I love Freekeh! I’ll have to try this recipe soon, it looks delicious! I’ve been trying new salad recipes lately and this one looks great.

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    Sky Fisher
    Sep 28, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I’ve never heard of Freekeh before! Sounds delicious!

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