Freekeh bulghur wheat is a delicious nutty grain that forms the base of this fresh and nourishing salad. It is light but filling and has a unique texture that makes it very satisfying, unlike a stereotypical garden salad. The combination of crunchy activated almonds, sweet sultanas, crisp cabbage and fresh lettuce complement the freekeh to create a crowd-pleasing salad that is perfect for sharing.


1 cup freekeh bulghur wheat 
2 ½ cups water
¼ head medium red cabbage
½ cup mesclun lettuce
¼ cup activated almonds 
3 tbsp sultanas 
Squeeze of lemon and seasoning to taste


Add the freekeh to a large saucepan with the water and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for about 15 minutes or until soft and the water has been absorbed.

Cover with a lid and let stand for a further 15 minutes.

Add to a bowl then mix in the rest of the salad ingredients.

Season to taste then enjoy.

This recipe would also go really well with a creamy tahini or yoghurt dressing. We have delicious salad dressing recipes here.