Let’s get freekeh (pronounced free-kuh)! Sorry. We had to. Freekeh is an ancient grain and nutrition powerhouse often mentioned alongside superfood heroes like quinoa and farro. With its roasted nuttiness, it's our new favourite base for a nourishing bowl of big flavours. You’re gonna love it.
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slivered almonds(ContainsTree Nuts)
freekeh(ContainsGlutenMay be presentTree Nuts, Milk, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy)
garlic & herb seasoning
white wine vinegar
Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Slice the peeled pumpkin into 1cm wedges. Cut the parsnip (unpeeled) into 2cm chunks. Trim and halve the broccolini. Cut the red onion into 2cm wedges. Place the pumpkin on an oven tray lined with baking paper and sprinkle over the dukkah. Place the parsnip and onion a second oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle both trays with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. TIP: Cut the veggies to size so they cook in time.
Place the pumpkin on the top oven shelf and the veggies on the bottom shelf and roast for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes of cook time, remove the tray of veggies from the oven, then add the broccolini, slivered almonds and a drizzle of olive oil. Toss to coat, then return to the oven. Roast until the veggies are tender and the almonds are golden, 5 minutes.
While the veggies are roasting, rinse the freekeh. In a large saucepan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the freekeh and toast until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the water and the garlic & herb seasoning. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until tender, 30-35 minutes. Drain the freekeh well and return to the saucepan. TIP: The freekeh is ready when it has softened but still retains some bite.
While the freekeh is cooking, combine the apricot sauce, white wine vinegar, wholegrain mustard (see ingredients), honey and olive oil (2 tbs for 2 people / 1/4 cup for 4 people) in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Roughly chop the salad leaves. Add the roasted broccolini, onion, parsnip, toasted almonds and salad leaves to the freekeh. Gently toss to combine and season to taste.
Thinly slice the herbs. Divide the freekeh between bowls. Top with the dukkah-roasted pumpkin wedges. Drizzle over the mustard apricot dressing. Crumble over the feta and garnish with the herbs.