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Freekeh with green beans, peppers & pistachios

Freekeh with green beans, peppers & pistachios

Freekeh is so earthy and bold and has more flavour than other grains. If you’re not a fan, you can make this with spelt or farro.

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VegetarianLow in saturated fat1 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseStarter
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time40 mins

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  • 200g The Levantine Table Freekeh
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small roast red peppers (drained if using jarred peppers)
  • 200g trimmed green beans
  • ½ x 400g chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp pistachio kernels, chopped
  • 2 salad onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ x 25g pack flat leaf parsley, leaves chopped
  • 6 sprig/s sprigs dill, fronds chopped

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tsp clear honey


  1. Rinse the freekeh in water, then put it into a saucepan with the olive oil and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook for 25 minutes, or until tender (freekeh doesn’t go completely soft, there will still be a little ‘bite’ in the centre of each grain).

  2. Meanwhile, chop the peppers and steam or boil the green beans for 4-5 minutes until al dente. Run cold water over the beans to keep them green. Rinse the chickpeas, then shake dry. Whisk the dressing ingredients together with seasoning.

  3. Rinse the freekeh in a sieve, running a kettle of hot water through it, then shake off all the moisture you can. Combine the freekeh, peppers, green beans, chickpeas, pistachios and salad onions in a serving bowl and add the dressing. Taste for seasoning and adjust – freekeh needs plenty of seasoning. Leave to rest at room temperature (or chill if not serving within 30 minutes). Just before serving, add the herbs and mix them through with a fork.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,842kJ/ 441kcals



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