Griddled Asparagus and Freekeh Salad with a Green Herb Dressing

Servings: Serves: 2 as a main course or 4 as a side

Nutritional Information:

Per 100g

Calories 284, Fat 19g, Saturates 2.8g, Carbohydrates 19g, Sugars 1.1g, Protein 5.7g, Salt 0.94g


Ingredients

100g (1/2 cup)
500ml (2 scant cups)
Fresh water
150g (1 1/4 cups)
60ml (1/4 cup)
Salt And Pepper, to taste

Method

1

Rinse the freekeh in cold water and place in a pan with the bouillon, water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.

2

Heat a griddle pan over a medium heat and add the asparagus. Drizzle with a little oil and season. Cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until just tender and lightly charred.

3

While the asparagus is cooking, add all the rest of the ingredients to a blender and process until very smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

4

Assemble the salad, either warm or cold, by topping the freekeh with the asparagus and drizzling over the dressing.

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