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Freekeh and Blueberry Salad

Our freekeh and blueberry salad is as filling as it is delicious. With diverse flavors and  herbs like chives and parsley, it is perfect as a fresh side dish for a potluck or you can enjoy it as a lunch meal. With fiber and protein, this freekeh and blueberry salad will keep you full and ready to take on the day.


  • 1 cup freekeh or farro
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted shelled pistachios, chopped
  • 1 apple, cored, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives


  1. In a medium size skillet over medium-high heat, toast freekah, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring until fragrant.
  2. Add broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, in a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper; set aside.
  5. Transfer freekah to a large bowl.  Add dried blueberries, pistachios, apple, parsley and chives. Pour vinaigrette over the mixture, stirring until combined.


Per Portion:

355 calories

8 g protein

42 g carbohydrate

17 g total fat

2 g saturated fat

2 mg cholesterol

7 mg vitamin C

8 g dietary fiber

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