Freekeh tabbouleh beetroot

This Middle Eastern-inspired salad has everything to keep you going throughout the afternoon or evening.

Freekeh is a cereal food made from green durum wheat that is roasted and rubbed to create its flavour.


Lemon yoghurt dressing


1.Place freekeh in a medium saucepan of water; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes until tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
2.Meanwhile, make lemon yoghurt dressing. Combine ingredients in a small bowl; season to taste.
3.Place freekeh in a large bowl with tomatoes, onion, beetroot, walnuts and herbs; toss gently to combine. Drizzle with dressing. If you like, sprinkle with extra strips of lemon rind (see tips).

Use a julienne peeler to easily cut the beetroot into matchsticks. If you have one, use a zester to create strips of lemon rind. If you don’t have one, use a vegetable peeler to remove the rind, avoiding the white pith, then cut it into long thin strips.