Wild Mushroom Freekeh Salad

Wild Mushroom Freekeh Salad IMAGE Image by: Wild Mushroom Freekeh Salad IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

Freekeh is an ancient grain with a rich, smoky flavour—the result of the roasting process that it goes through prior to packaging. If you can't find it, try our quinoa varation (see below).

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2016

Ingredients

Lemon Vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch pepper
Salad:
  • 1 cup freekeh rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 4 cups oyster mushrooms torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups diced vine-ripened or plum tomatoes
  • 4 cups packed baby arugula

Method

Lemon Vinaigrette: In large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Salad: In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook freekeh according to package instructions. Drain through fine-mesh sieve; rinse with cold water until cool. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

While freekeh is cooking, in large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms and salt, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 6 minutes.

Add freekeh and tomatoes to vinaigrette; gently toss to coat. Gently stir in mushrooms and arugula.

Change it up: Wild Mushroom Quinoa Salad
Cook 1 cup quinoa, rinsed, according to package instructions. Substitute for the freekeh.

Nutritional facts per each of 10 servings: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 318 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 119.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 264 mg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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