I Fink U Freekeh & A Giveaway

I got the opportunity to try something new - which I get to share with you! This post is sponsored by Freekeh Foods and no other compensation was given.

Have you heard of Freekeh before? The content below is from their website.
Freekeh? What is that? So glad you asked! Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain that is a great improvement to rice or other grains. It has an awesome nutty, chewy texture. We offer it organically in 3 varieties: Original, Rosemary Sage and Tamari. What's more, freekeh has up to 3 times the amount of fiber and protein as brown rice.  Freekeh is also naturally low in sodium and vegan!

Here's the legend of how freekeh came to be... Freekeh is a process which means "to rub" in Arabic. They say, Freekeh was discovered by accident over 2.000 years ago in the  Middle East when a crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most farmers would sulk over their misfortune, but they rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and "Eureka!" Freekeh was created. We're proud to offer you this tasty, nutritious ancient grain with a funny name.
So what do you do with Freekeh? The question should be...what can't you do with Freekeh? We love it in soups, pilafs, salads, main dish, side dish, breakfast, lunch, dinner. You name it!  You can use Freekeh in any recipe that calls for rice or quinoa. There is no wrong way to "get your Freekeh on."® Fall in love with this new ancient grain and share with us your favorite way to "get your freekeh on!"
For recipe ideas hop on over to the recipe section! There are some mouth watering healthy recipes, including lots of vegan options.
I have heard of Freekeh before, but I have never tried it. I know I could have made it according to package directions but I wanted to try something new! I checked out the Freekeh Foods recipe section for some ideas, and then headed to ye ol Google for even more ideas.


I used the Original to make this Freekeh, Chickpea and Herb Salad posed on the NYT. I modifided it for my preferences - I left out the cumin since I'm not a fan.


Ingredients
  • 1 cup Freekeh Food Original
  • ½ teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery, plus 3 tablespoons chopped leaves
  • 1 bunch scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, more to taste
  • 3 garlic clove, minced or puréed (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Cook Freekeh according to package directions.
  2. In a large bowl, combine freekeh, chopped herbs, celery, scallions and chickpeas and toss together. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, salt and olive oil; toss with salad. Taste and add more lemon juice if desired. Serve right away or let sit for up to 1 hour before serving. 
Actually, I didn't mix the lemon juice in a separate bowl. I dumped everything into just one bowl and then mixed. 
I made some steaks on my George Foreman grill, picked some tomatoes from the garden - adding a bunch of some fresh cherry tomatoes to the salad would have been really good too. 


 I though the freekeh was really good. I plan on making this recipe again in the future. I felt like I was getting something super healthy, fresh, and high protein using the freekeh - which I was! 

If interested in learning more about Freekeh Foods, you can visit their website here. If you want to connect with them elsewhere on the interwebs, you can visit their  Twitter and Instagram, and on Facebook.

And now the fun part. One lucky reader here can win one package of freekeh foods. You can choose the flavor (original, rosemary sage, or tamari). *U.S. residents only.*
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Good Luck! 


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Comments

  1. Never tried it before. I think I would try the original - my husband would work it into some kind of creative recipe!

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  2. I was gifted some of this last Christmas and loved it! Your recipe creation looks delicious.

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  3. I have never tried it.. I would like to try the original first.

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