Lunch / Dinner
Freekeh & Mushrooms with Artichokes & Peas
There’s a lot to love about freekeh [FREE-kah] — just saying the word is fun. This “new” ancient grain is setting a course to become as popular as quinoa. Containing more protein and fiber than quinoa, this is one great grain to include in a vegetarian (or any) diet.
Put this versatile grain to good use in this super-savory dish. Freekeh’s smoky flavor complements mushrooms, and the ease of marinated artichoke hearts and frozen green peas keep this dish in the easy category. A dose of salty kasseri cheese finishes the freekeh just right, and serving it with a fresh fruit salad ends this dinner on a sweet note.
Deglaze pan with wine, scraping up any brown bits, and cook until absorbed, 1 minute. Stir in broth, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook freekeh until tender, 20–25 minutes.
Stir in artichoke hearts, peas, chives, and lemon juice; garnish servings with cheese.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 24%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 711mg 29%
Carbs 45g 15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.