Cranberry Apple Freekeh

Nov 25, 2020

Cranberry Apple Freekeh (Recipe)


✅ 8 oz/226.796 g freekeh

✅ water

✅ Extra virgin olive oil

✅ 1 medium red onion, chopped

✅ 2 celery sticks, chopped

✅ 2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
✅ 2 garlic cloves, chopped

✅ Kosher salt and black pepper

✅ 1 tsp sweet Spanish paprika

✅ 1 tsp ground allspice

✅ ½ tsp ground cinnamon

✅ 2 cups/ 473 ml low-sodium vegetable broth

✅ 2 cups/ 240 g dried cranberries (or another dried fruit)

✅ 3 scallions, trimmed and chopped (both white and green parts)

✅ 1 cup/ 25 g parsley leaves, washed, dried, stems removed

✅ 1 cup/ 125 g shelled walnut halves, chopped (optional)


1️⃣ Soak freekeh in water for 15 minutes. Rinse and drain. Set aside.

2️⃣ In a large and deep skillet like this one, heat 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil until shimmering but not smoking. Add chopped red onions, celery, apples and garlic. Saute for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat, tossing regularly.

3️⃣ Add drained freekeh. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Add spices. Mix to combine.

4️⃣ Add broth and raise temperature. Bring to a boil and continue to cook on medium-high until broth has reduced, about 3 minutes. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for 7 minutes or so.

5️⃣ Stir in dried cranberries. Cover again and let cook for another 7-10 minutes or until freekeh is fully cooked through (moisture should be fully absorbed.)

6️⃣ Remove from heat, and mix in scallions and fresh parsley.

7️⃣ Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with toasted walnuts. 


Servings : 8
Ready in : 25 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Calories: 230 Kcal

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