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Haricots Verts and Freekeh with Tahini Dressing

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A high-fiber whole grain, freekeh (Grünkern) is spelt that's harvested while still soft, young and green, then sun-dried and smoked. It is very rich in nutrients and perfect as a side dish like rice, for salads, cold or warm, and the freekeh flour makes fantastic bread.
Freekeh is sold as “whole” and as “cracked.” The cracked freekeh cook faster because it's been broken into smaller pieces. I usually buy whole green wheat directly from the farm. Freekeh and haricots verts can be cooked 2 days ahead. Cover and chill separately.

Tahini Dressing
  • 150 g Whole green wheat freekeh
  • Salt
  • 400-500 g Haricots verts, trimmed
  • 10 Walnut halves, toasted and coarsely-chopped
  • 20 g Fresh herbs
  • Red currants, optional
  • 1 Large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • Sea salt
  1. Cook green wheat freekeh in a large saucepan of salted simmering water until al dente, 12–15 minutes for cracked and 30–35 for whole. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook haricots verts in a small pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl of ice water; let cool. Drain, then pat dry.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat walnut halves until browned and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and coarsely chop.
  4. Whisk garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, maple syrup, and water in a bowl. Season with salt. Add freekeh and haricots verts and toss gently to coat. Season with salt.
  5. Divide the green wheat and haricots verts into two serving plates. Top with fresh herbs, red currants if using and sprinkle chopped walnuts over. | © 2020 | | © 2020 |


rodzinatestuje 11/9/20 08:38

Wow! It's looks amazing! I have to try it :)

Sherry's Pickings 11/9/20 09:26

this looks as pretty as a picture angie. i love the redcurrants. and i bet this is very good for you too. cheers sherry

The Exclusive Beauty Diary 11/9/20 09:35

This look very delicious and healthy and your photos are so beautiful.

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2pots2cook 11/9/20 10:36

So in love with grains !!! Thank you !

yonosoymillenium 11/9/20 11:02

que delicia, me comería ahora mismo una ensalada así

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 11/9/20 13:15

wow that is a show stopped I love tahini looks fantastic!

Natalia 11/9/20 14:07

I have heatd about freekeh, but haven't tried it yet.What a wonderful and healthy meal once again!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 11/9/20 14:49

I am obsessed with tahini dressing - this whole salad looks amazing!

Kitchen Riffs 11/9/20 15:29

Lotta great colors in this dish! Flavors, too, of course. :-) Fantastic recipe -- looks delish. Thanks!

Nancy Chan 11/9/20 15:41

Healthy and looks good. Happy weekend.

Pam 11/9/20 18:06

Almost too pretty to eat...almost! It looks wonderful.

Evi Erlinda 11/9/20 18:21

I've never tried freekah yet, it looks so good and so fresh!

Anonymous 11/9/20 18:46

I absolutely love this salad, Angie! Currents are ripe on our bushes right now, so your timing is perfect!

Martyna 11/9/20 20:07

This looks very delicious:)

Valentina 11/9/20 22:20

The currants are so gorgeous. The pop of color is spectacular. And of course, the salad sounds fabulous. :-) ~Valentina

Dorey ♥ 11/9/20 23:19

would be pleasure to make and then try this one <3

Jiya 12/9/20 08:17

This looks so healthy and yummy! Lovely Post!

Jessi 12/9/20 19:09

Can’t wait to try this recipe, I know my family will love it!

Dahn @savorthebest 12/9/20 19:13

This looks delicious Angie, love the dressing

Balvinder 13/9/20 05:23

The salad looks so fresh and healthy.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 13/9/20 12:54

I think I have some freekeh in the pantry! What a yummy way to use it. And there are your gorgeous currants again...a beautiful side dish!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 13/9/20 18:17

So beautifully plated, Angie, and the dressing sounds delightful.

Raymund 13/9/20 21:59

I did not know what Haricots verts was until now, searched Google and it was a French Beans :)
This is a good way of using them, great recipe

Happy Retiree's Kitchen 14/9/20 11:51

This looks so delicious and healthy Angie. Not sure of the availability of freekah here, I think I might need to substitute another grain like burghul. We need to eat more of this healthy style of food in our Summer.The dressing looks so delicious as well.

Aarthi | Prepbowls 14/9/20 18:50

This salad is so interesting and new to me, Red currants in the dish is seriously attractive, Maple syrup glaze is also tempting, feel like trying them now. great share. Have a great day!

tigerfish 15/9/20 00:21

A super healthy and well-balanced salad.

gluten Free A_Z Blog 15/9/20 03:38

Such an interesting and beautiful looking salad ! I love the addition of the red currents1

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 16/9/20 03:00

The salad looks so beautiful! I love the colors so bright. Sounds so healthy too.

mjskit 16/9/20 03:28

YAY! I just bought a bag of freekah and I had no idea what to do with it. This is a perfect salad because we love haircot verts. Thanks Angie!

Catherine 22/9/20 03:37

Such a delicious look salad dear Angie. All my very best my friend. xoxo

Noob Cook 8/10/20 10:09

These greens are new to me but your salad looks fabulously autumny and inviting.


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