What we’re eating: Hellenic Republic’s Cypriot grain salad

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This is an absolute favourite of ours at the moment, and not my own recipe at all. In fact the recipe today has been taken from goodfood.com.au and was original written by Travis Mcauley.

I make it as a side but end up enjoying it as my main. It really is a delicious summer eat.



1 bunch coriander, chopped
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 cup freekah (or cracked wheat or quinoa)
1/2 cup Puy lentils
2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp toasted slivered almonds
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 tbsp baby capers
1/2 cup currants
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tbsp extra virgin olive
Sea salt to taste
1 pomegranate, deseeded, to serve

1 cup thick Greek yoghurt
1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and ground
1 tbsp honey


Blanch freekah and lentils separately in boiling water until both just cooked.

Drain well and allow to cool.

Mix the yoghurt, ground cumin and honey until combined.

In a medium bowl, place the coriander, parsley, red onion, freekah, lentils, toasted nuts, capers, currants, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well and season to taste.

Place into serving dish and top with cumin yoghurt and pomegranate seeds.


One thought on “What we’re eating: Hellenic Republic’s Cypriot grain salad

    Avocado & Zucchini “parmigiana” | said:
    January 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    […] To serve, place zucchini slices on chicken fillet and top with avocado sauce. Best enjoyed with a delicious grain salad. […]


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