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Vegan Turkish Freekeh Salad (Firik Salatasi) Recipe

Vegan Turkish Freekeh Salad (Firik Salatasi)


Freekeh is a super grain made from roasted green wheat that is high in protein. This vegan Turkish salad is simple to make and full of flavor.


  • ¾ cup freekeh
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, or to taste (Optional)
  • 4 lettuce leaves


  1. Rinse freekeh in a sieve under cold running water. Drain. Place into a pot, add water and salt, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until water has been absorbed and freekeh is soft, 15 to 18 minutes.
  2. Transfer freekeh to a bowl. Mix in olive oil and lemon juice. Set aside to cool, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add bell pepper, green onions, parsley, and mint to freekeh; mix well. Stir in lemon zest and pomegranate seeds. Serve on lettuce leaves.

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Nutritional Information

Vegan Turkish Freekeh Salad (Firik Salatasi)

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 262.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 15 %
carbohydrates: 12 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 35 %
fat: 18 %
saturated fat: 7 %
vitamin a iu: 34 %
niacin equivalents: 9 %
vitamin b6: 9 %
vitamin c: 174 %
folate: 18 %
calcium: 9 %
iron: 11 %
magnesium: 9 %
potassium: 10 %
sodium: 12 %
thiamin: 7 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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