Thursday, June 23, 2016

Freekeh Salad with Fennel and Mint

Source: Food52, June 26, 2013

Ingredients

1 cup freekeh, cooked according to package directions and drained well
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped mint
small bulb fennel, minced (about 1/2 cup of minced fennel) Chop up the fronds if you have them, and add them in, too.
scallions, white and light green parts only, minced
zest of one orange
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped kalamata olives (optional)

dressing:

1/3 cup fruity olive oil
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
tablespoons rice wine vinegar
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Toss salad ingredients together. Whisk together olive oil, orange juice and vinegar. Taste and adjust as desired. (I like tart dressings. You might prefer yours to be sweeter or milder.) Add dressing to the salad a little at a time, tossing until just coated. Taste, and add salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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