Southwestern Freekeh Platter w Cilantro Crema

barbara lentz


Freekeh is a delicious grain that has so much nutritional valve that it is overtaking quinoa. It has protein, magnesium, B vitamins, fiber, minerals, iron antitoxins and much more. I think it tastes better too. Has a nutty flavor and goes great in any recipe that calls for a grain, like rice, quinoa, barley etc... it is a great vegan dish or you can add an animal protein if you want


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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 6 c
    freekah cooked per package directions
  • 3 can(s)
    black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2
    head red cabbage chopped
  • 2 large
    jalapenos seeded and sliced
  • 1 c
    carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 2 large
    tomatoes chopped
  • 1 medium
    red onion sliced
  • 1 c
    hemp seeds
  • 2 small
    zucchini spiralized

  • 1 large
    jalapeno seeded
  • 4 clove
  • 1 c
    cilantro leaves
  • ·
    zest and juice of 1 small lime
  • 2 small
  • 2 c
    mexican crema
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Southwestern Freekeh Platter w Cilantro Crema


  1. For the crema add the jalapeno, garlic, avocados, and cilantro in a food processor. Process until well mixed. Add the crema and salt and process until smooth. Set aside in fridge.
  2. Cook the Freekeh and spread on bottom of a large platter or into individual bowls. Top with black beans, Red cabbage, carrots, red onion, tomatoes hemp seeds and spiralized zucchini.
  3. Drizzle Crema over top when serving.

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About Southwestern Freekeh Platter w Cilantro Crema

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mediterranean

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