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Orange-pomegranate freekeh salad with cardamom dressing

4
4
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Freekeh is young wheat that has been roasted and cracked. It has a slightly green hue and nutty flavor with a satisfyingly chewy texture. If you can’t find freekeh, coarsely cracked bulgur wheat or pearled faro would be good substitutes. This pretty salad can be made a day ahead, which makes it perfect for meal-prepping and party-throwing. It's also an easy dish to bring to a pot-luck party, where it is sure to be a big hit. Pack up any leftovers to enjoy for lunch.

Ingredients

Water

3 cup(s)

Kosher salt

1 tsp, divided

Uncooked freekeh

1½ cup(s), cracked

Fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

Extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp

Ground cardamom

tsp

Orange sections

1½ cup(s), (about 4 medium navel oranges)

Pomegranate seeds

1 cup(s)

Fresh mint leaves

½ cup(s), chopped

Shelled pistachio nuts

¼ cup(s), chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and ½ tsp salt to a boil. Stir in freekeh; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until water is absorbed and freekeh is chewy-tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. Spoon freekeh into a large shallow bowl and allow to cool slightly. Stir in remaining ½ tsp salt, lemon juice, oil, and cardamom. Gently toss in oranges, pomegranate, and mint. Sprinkle with pistachios.
  3. Serving size: about 3/4 cup