Flavors of Autumn

Taste the flavors of autumn with our Freekeh Butternut Squash! This seasonal dish is full of fresh flavors, vibrant colors, and nutritious ingredients, so it’s perfect for upcoming holiday parties or family get-togethers. You can also batch cook the Freekeh to make some other delicious recipes, such as our Tamari Freekeh Salad Bowl, Rosemary Sage Freekeh Stuffed Zucchini Boats, and Baked Freekeh and Sunny Side Up Eggs.

Nutrient Booster: Freekeh

You can find Rosemary-Sage and Tamari Freekeh at Freekeh Foods. Freekeh is a Middle Eastern Whole Grain that boasts a smokey flavor and a nutty, chewy texture, which pairs well with the sweetness of the pomegranate in this recipe.  In terms of nutrition,  a 3/4 cup serving of cracked Freekeh has 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, which satiates for hours on end. So go ahead and explore all of the flavors that this seasonal recipe has to offer–it’s one that will put a smile on your face and become a classic staple in your house.

Freekeh Butternut Squash

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 medium butternut sqaush, or pumpkin
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup freekeh
  • 1 cup pomegranate
  • 1/4-1/2 cup mint leaves, optional
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin vinaigrette

Pumpkin Vinaigrette

  • 1 head garlic, roasted
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sorghum syrup, or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Place butternut squash and onion on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until squash is soft. Remove from the oven, and set aside.

  3. While the squash is baking, cook the freekeh in a saucepan according to package instructions. When done, set aside.

  4. In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients for the pumpkin vinaigrette. Whisk together well, and set aside.

  5. In a large serving bowl combine freekeh and butternut squash. Allow to cool, then add pomegranates and mint leaves, if desired. Drizzle the pumpkin vinaigrette on top of the freekeh mixture, and toss well.

Recipe Notes

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 245 calories, Fat: 8 grams, Saturated fat: 1 gram, Carbohydrates: 40 grams, Sugar: 10 grams, Sodium: 20 milligrams, Fiber: 9 grams, Protein: 8 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Disclosure: Triad to Wellness provides nutrition communication services for Freekeh Foods. 
However we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

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