Freekeh and Chicken Soup Recipe
One of my favorite soups is Palestinian freekeh soup. Freekeh is young green wheat. Compared to other whole grains it is higher in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Freekeh soup is a wholesome, delicious meal in itself and so easy to prepare. Enjoy it piping hot with a wedge of lemon, a bowl of olives, creamy laban (yogurt) and some fresh bread!
[lt_recipe name=”Freekeh and Chicken Soup Recipe” print=”yes” ingredients=”• Olive oil;• 1 onion, finely chopped;• 2 stalks celery, peeled and finely chopped;• 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped;• 1 cube chicken stock;• 1 cup freekeh,washed ;• 1 chicken breast, cubed;• 6 cups water;• 1 teaspoon salt or to taste;• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste;• A handful of parsley, chopped (optional);” ]In a large pot heat olive oil and sauté onions, celery and garlic until soft.;;Add the chicken stock cube, freekeh and chicken and sauté for a few minutes.;;Add water and simmer until the freekeh and chicken are tender.;;Add salt, black pepper and parsley, if using.;;Serve hot.[/lt_recipe]
Tips and Bits
If you prefer a vegetarian option then this soup can be made without chicken and with a vegetable stock cube.
This soup freezes well so make a big pot, leave out the fresh parsley, let it cool and store in freezer bags for another day.