Bring the bright, bold, and vibrant flavors of Mexico to your dinner table with our Freekeh and Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing. Perfectly nutritious, delightfully filling, and wonderfully vegan, this is one recipe that you will turn to over and over again. Filled with creamy avocado, savory Freekeh, and grilled corn*, this recipe is as healthy as it is mouthwatering. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner, or lunch as it can take 10 minutes if you batch cook the freekeh and use frozen roasted corn. This recipe will satisfy your entire family all evening long. Plus, you can even pack the leftovers for work or school–it’s just as amazing the next day!
While there are so many fabulous ingredients present, we love the addition of Freekeh to this salad. Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain that has up to three times the amount of fiber and protein as brown rice. This makes it an ideal choice for vegetarians and vegans, as this plant-based food is the perfect nutrition booster to add to your favorite salads, smoothies, or power bowls. Freekeh is also a whole grain that boasts a rich, earthy flavor, as well as providing many health benefits. In fact, whole grains such as Freekeh can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and certain types of cancer (1)! For maximum health benefits, try incorporating whole grains at every meal–not only does it add extra flavor to your recipes, but it makes you feel amazing from the inside out. For more inspiration on how to use Freekeh, check out some of our favorite recipes here, here, and here.
*If possible, buy non-GMO corn. Non-GMO corn will have a NON-GMO Project Verified Seal. However, if you can’t find a Verified version, you can buy Certified Organic sweet corn. Get more information here.
(1) Whole Grains Council. https://oldwayspt.org/programs/whole-grains-council