Freekeh with Tahini, Chickpeas and Pomegranate {Whole Grains Challenge}

Freekeh with Tahini, Chickpeas and Pomegranate {Whole Grains Challenge}

Cracked freekeh is tossed in a creamy tahini vinaigrette with chickpeas, pomegranates and almonds to create a crunchy and addictive whole grain side dish or meatless main.

It’s time to kick off Week 4 of the Healthy New Year 6-Week Challenge with one of my favorite ingredients of all time: whole grains! As you know, I’ve been eating whole grains my entire life. I grew up eating buckwheat pancakes , steel cut oats, whole wheat bread and bulgur wheat pilaf instead of white rice.

Now that I’m cooking for my own family, not much has changed. In addition to those timeless classics, I also love finding new and creative ways to incorporate  farro , spelt , quinoa and other ancient grains into my family’s diet on a daily basis. In fact, my very first blog post features another oldie but goodie: wheat berries!(...)

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