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Freekeh Pilaf with Mint and Pine Nuts

Freekeh Pilaf is a nutritious alternative to rice pilaf, full of fiber and protein!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 white onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic jar or fresh
  • 3 tsp. Olive oil
  • 1 cup Freekeh
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth or water. (I used low sodium organic chicken broth)
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • 1 handful of fresh mint, parsley and cilantro Chopped.
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt plain, nonfat
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice


  • Place oil, onion, and one clove garlic into saucepan. Sauté on medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add Freekeh to pot, and then add the cinnamon, allspice, coriander, salt and pepper.
  • Add chicken broth or water and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 20 minutes. (It will smell sooo yummy at this point!)
  • Remove pan from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, covered. Then, remove lid and fluff with fork.
  • Stir in herbs, mix well, and top with pine nuts! Wonderful alternative for rice pilaf!


Optional: Mix together 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, garlic, and lemon juice and top on pilaf. Very tasty!!