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Moroccan Freekeh Salad

Loaded with ancient grains and warm spices, this recipe was provided by Minneapolis Public Schools, a partner of the Life Time Foundation.
a bowl of moroccan freekeh salad
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 1 cup freekeh (or ancient grain of choice, such as kamut or farro)
  • 3/4 lb. carrots, diced
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 3/4 cup garbanzo beans

For the Spice Blend

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. clove
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg

For the Dressing

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions

STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cook the freekeh according to the package directions. Drain and rinse until cool.
STEP 2
Mix together all spice blend ingredients.
STEP 3
Sprinkle the carrots with the spice blend and oil. Toss and cook in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
STEP 4
Whisk or blend together the dressing ingredients.
STEP 5
Combine the freekeh, carrots, dressing, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir until mixed.
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