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Easy Freekeh Dinner

Easy Freekeh Dinner

This is a simple meal, quick and easy after a busy day. There is not much else to say about it really other than – try it for yourself.  A few fresh ingredients combined for a flavorsome, healthy dinner.   I really enjoyed the “wheaty” flavor of the freekeh. It was a nice change to cous cous or quinoa.  

Freekeh (pronounced “free-ka”) is young green wheat. According to the package it contains more calcium, potassium, iron and zinc than mature wheat. 

Easy Freekeh Dinner
 
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Simple, tasty and fresh. An easy dinner for the family.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 3 tomatoes halved
  • olive oil
  • dried oregano
  • 1 cup Freekeh - cooked according to package instructions
  • 3 poached egg
  • 180 grams sardine fillets (remove spine if required)
  • Juice ½ - 1 lemon (according to taste and how juicy the lemon is)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and ground pepper
  • fresh parsley and oregano
Instructions
  1. Set the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Add the tomatoes to a baking pan and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle over dried oregano
  3. Bake for approximately 20 minutes (cook time will vary slightly depending on size)
  4. Cook the Freekeh while waiting for the tomatoes to cook, drain and add to a serving dish
  5. Top the Freekeh with the poached eggs, sardines and baked tomatoes
  6. Combine the lemon juice, oil and salt and pepper and drizzle over the top.
  7. Scatter with the fresh herbs to serve

Are you a Freekeh fan? How do you like to eat it? 

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Kyrstie

 
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  • Glenda @ Healthy Stories November 22, 2013, 10:07 am

    Looks great Kyrstie. Just wondering what type of sardine fillets you used?

    • Kyrstie Barcak November 22, 2013, 5:02 pm

      Hi Glenda, I have no idea about the brand I’m sorry. I saw them in my local deli and they looked nice so grabbed them and they made it into this dish. They were in olive oil and possibly dried oregano? It is not something we regularly purchase. I thought they would make a nice change.

  • e / dig in hobart November 25, 2013, 12:01 pm

    freekah is really getting press right now (i haven’t tried it). i love that you say it’s a good break from quinoa – i’m having a brown rice moment right now after having a bit too much quinoa 🙂

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