Grilled Summer Veg Freekeh Salad With Tahini, Feta, Garlic & Herb Yoghurt Drizzle

I looove summertime. I love the warmth (you won’t hear me complaining about heatwaves!!). I love the bright evenings and beautiful late sunsets. I love the lazy days, bumbling around the city and sipping on endless iced coffees.

Griddled Mediterranean Vegetable Freekeh - Kay's Kitchen

I also LOVE the produce.

Freekeh Salad With Griddled Summer Vegetables - Kay's Kitchen

I love the ripe berries, the juicy stone fruit and the countless shapes and sizes of tomatoes. Oh, and I love the all the veg! That’s what’s inspired today’s recipe:

Griddled Summer Vegetable Freekeh Salad With Yoghurt, Tahini & Herb Dressing - Kay's Kitchen

The perfect summer salad – great served warm, also great served cold.

Griddled Veg Freekeh - Kay's Kitchen

Great for meal prep; great for a picnic; great for a snack!

Grilled Summer Veg Freekeh Salad With Garlic & Herb Tahini Yoghurt Drizzle - Kay's Kitchen

Chewy, nutty, gently spiced, tomato-freekeh mixed with a medley of chargrilled vegetables: sweet red peppers, juicy sweetcorn, smokey aubergine, caramelised red onions. Finished with a generous drizzle of fresh herby, garlicky, tahini yoghurt.

Grilled Vegetable Freekeh - Kay's Kitchen

I used a griddle pan to get the char lines on my veg, but they’d probably be even tastier if you pop them on the barbie.

Grilled Vegetable Freekeh Salad - Kay's Kitchen

Either way, this salad is absolutely rammed with flavour.

Mediterranean Vegetable Freekeh Salad - Kay's Kitchen

Healthy, delicious and perfect both on its own, but also with a side of protein.

Summer Freekeh Salad With Griddled Vegetables And Feta, Herb & Tahini Yoghurt Dressing - Kay's Kitchen

Oh, and if you’ve not heard about freekeh before, it’s a really nutritious toasted grain. Loaded up with fiber, protein, calcium and iron. It’s got a well-rounded, toasted nutty flavour and a slight chew. It’s quite comparable to bulgar wheat.

Summer Veg Freekeh Salad With Garlic & Herb Tahini Yoghurt Drizzle - Kay's Kitchen

Summer Vegetable Freekeh Salad With Yoghurt, Tahini & Herb Dressing - Kay's Kitchen

Honestly, this recipe has been on constant rotation in my kitchen lately and we just can’t get enough!

Summer Vegetable Freekeh Salad With Yoghurt, Tahini & Herb Dressing - Kay's Kitchen

Enjoy,

-Kay

Ingredients

Freekeh

Veggies

  • 1 medium aubergine
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 ears of sweetcorn
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • Zest and juice of a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Garlic & Herb Drizzle

  • 75g yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 100g feta
  • 8-10 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Instructions

Freekeh

  1. Add the freekeh to a medium/large saucepan. Rinse a few times until the water runs clear. Add fresh water before leaving to soak for 2hrs.
  2. Once done, drain, and rinse again once or twice until the water runs clear before topping with 1 litre of fresh water.
  3. Place the saucepan on a high heat, bring to the boil, then reduce the temperature to medium low to simmer gently.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients, stir to combine and allow to simmer for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the water all but evaporates, cover with the pan lid, take it off the heat and allow the steam to finish the cooking process for 15mins.

Veggies

  1. Wash and prep the veggies, thinly slicing where appropriate.
  2. Combine the butter, oil, garlic, lemon and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well. Use a brush to smear all over the prepped veggies (save any leftovers to baste as you cook too!)
  3. Bring a griddle pan (or BBQ) up to medium-high heat before grilling the veg.
  4. Allow to cool before chopping the cooked veg into small cubes. Remove the corn from the cob.

Garlic & Herb Drizzle

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz to combine.
  2. If required, add some water to loosen out the consistency.

To serve

  1. Stir prepped veggies into cooked freekeh and plate up.
  2. Drizzle over the garlic and herb yoghurt.

Griddled Summer Vegetable Freekeh Salad With Yoghurt, Tahini & Herb Dressing - Kay's Kitchen
Grilled Summer Veg Freekeh Salad With Garlic & Herb Tahini Yoghurt Drizzle - Kay's Kitchen

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