This is a cereal made from green wheat that goes through a roasting process to create a wonderful side dish.


  • 200g cracked freekah
  • 100g feta, crumbled
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • 2 preserved lemons, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 125g kalamata olives, pitted and finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • Small bunch flat leaf parsley
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Rinse the freekah and soak for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Bring 3 litres of water to the boil with a tablespoon sea salt.
  3. Add the freekah and simmer for 12-14 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Drain well and mix through the remaining ingredients.
  5. Taste for seasoning and serve.

Recipe thanks to Marks & Spencer.