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Freekeh with Roasted Tomatoes, Halloumi and a Lemon Dressing

Freekeh with Roasted Tomatoes, Halloumi and a Lemon Dressing. A delicious and different salad idea.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 200 g whole freekeh
  • 16 baby vine tomatoes (approximately)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 180 g halloumi
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • For the dressing
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a pan of water to the boil, salt well and add the freekeh. Cook for 45 minutes, or until tender.
  • Meanwhile place the vine tomatoes in a small roasting tin, sprinkle with 1 tbsp of olive oil, season generously and roast for 20 minutes at 200°C/180°C fan forced/Gas mark 6.
  • In a small jam jar combine the dressing ingredients, screw on the lid and shake well until combined. (or whisk together in a small bowl) The dressing will keep in the fridge for well over a week.
  • Once the tomatoes are cooked, slice the halloumi into thick (about 1/2cm) slices and fry in a dry frying pan until crispy and golden.
  • Mix 1 tbsp of dressing into the freekeh, add the parsley, stir well. Check the seasoning.
  • Serve the freekeh warm with the roasted tomatoes and fried halloumi.
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