Freekeh Fruit Salad with Basil {Vegan}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 21/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup cracked freekeh (bulgur will work, too)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime zest
  • 11/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey (agave for vegans)
  • 2 large peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 11/22 cups packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts or almonds


  1. In a medium sauce over medium high heat, bring water and salt to a boil; add the freekeh. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, fluff and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice and honey.
  3. To the cooled freekeh, add the peaches and cranberries; season to taste with salt and pepper. If serving right away, add the basil and nuts; otherwise, refrigerate and add remaining ingredients just before serving.

  • Category: Salad, Side-dish
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