Freekeh salad with roasted shallots

Serves: 4 Prep time: 20 minutes (plus extra to make vinaigrette) Cooking time: 25 - 30 minutes
Freekeh is a high-fiber, high-protein grain; it’s made from fresh green wheat that’s roasted and rubbed to make it smokey and tender. One boils freekeh much like rice or quinoa; it has a wonderful nutty texture and flavour which marries so well with sweet roasted shallots, salty feta, and a bold umami-packed dressing such as the roasted pine nut & caper vinaigrette used here.

TIP: You can keep the dressing vegan if you wish, by omitting the anchovies, and you can remove the feta too; it will still be very delicious. This salad can be made in advance and it’s equally tasty the next day - perfect for left-over lunches or picnics!