Avocado, Feta and Freekeh Dinner Salad
An ancient supergrain that’s relatively new to supermarkets, freekeh is higher in fibre and protein than rice or pasta. The versatile starch takes about the same time to cook as brown rice, but offers more nutrition bang for your buck.
HANDS-ON TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes
MAKES: 4 servings
In large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, parsley, mint, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper; set aside. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook freekeh for 40 minutes. Stir in Swiss chard; cook until freekeh is tender and Swiss chard is wilted, about 2 minutes. Drain well in fine-mesh sieve; let cool slightly. Add to dressing; toss to coat. Stir in avocado and half each of the feta cheese and almonds; sprinkle with remaining feta cheese and almonds. PER SERVING: about 552 cal, 15 g pro, 30 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 61 g carb (17 g dietary fibre, 2 g sugar), 11 mg chol, 1,080 mg sodium, 844 mg potassium. % RDI: 14% calcium, 38% iron, 22% vit A, 38% vit C, 27% folate.