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Grilled Eggplant Salad with Freekeh

When it comes to Salads, it is always a better option to have a healthy one to benefit from each and every ingredient. This Salad is Super healthy with great ingredients that are loaded in fibers and vitamins. Combining eggplant with freekeh will benefit your body at many levels you can check out the nutritional info at the end of the recipe. So let's try this super beneficial plate together.

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Freekeh

Eating for a better health is one of the most precious goals in life, so what about trying a super healthy dish rich in fibers?
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Arabic
Servings 1 Person

Equipment

Grill
Medium Pot
knife
Brush
Foil
Squeezer
Small bowl
Whisker
Serving Platter

Ingredients
  

For the salad

  • 1 Cup Freekeh
  • 2 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 Large Eggplant
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Mint
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley
  • 3 Green Onion Strips
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sumac

For the yogurt sauce

  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Parsley
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sumac

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat
  • Put the freekeh with water in a pot and boil it and simmer 15 minutes till it become tender
  • Slice the eggplants and brush them with olive oil, place them on the grill and grill 3 minutes each side
  • Wrap the eggplants in foil in order to be cooked better
  • Place the cooked freekeh, eggplant, chopped herbs, lemon juice, green onions , olive oil, salt , pepper and spices in a small bowl and mix
  • Put the yogurt sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk
  • Serve the salad on a serving platter and garnish with mint or parsley

Notes

Nutritional Info about the plate
Freekeh: Is one of the healthiest whole wheat options, it is loaded in fibers that are perfect for a good digestion and is also perfect for diabetics because fibers will lower the absorption of sugar in the blood. Moreover, freekeh is a good source of probiotics that will enhance the good bacteria in the gut
Eggplants: 
  • Lower blood cholesterol
  • High in fibers that aid in digestion
  • Very low in calories
  • Heart healthy food
Yogurt: is a very good source of probiotics that will enhance the good bacteria in the gut and will improve the overall digestion process
Keyword Fibers, Freekeh, Grilled, Salad, Vitamins, Whole wheat
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