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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


Medium Pot
Small bowl
Serving Platter


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


  • 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


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
  • 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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