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Tomato soup with freekeh

Freekeh is an ancient grain used in the region for at least two thousand years. It is basically wheat berries picked early when still green and smoked over an open fire. Freekeh is cooked like rice and has a wonderful smoky flavor, lots of protein, minerals and iron, in short, it is a sound […]

Tomato soup with freekeh
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Tomato soup is served with freekeh, in a creative twist on the traditional use of roasted green wheat.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 20 minutes
Tomato soup with freekeh
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Tomato soup is served with freekeh, in a creative twist on the traditional use of roasted green wheat.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 20 minutes
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Instructions
  • 1. In a saucepan, pour half the oil and place over medium heat for 3 minutes. Drain the freekeh well and pan-fry for a couple of minutes, stirring till the grains are coated in oil. Add 2 cups of water or stock, salt, pepper and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce the heat and cook for 30 minutes until the freekeh has swelled and is tender. If it needs more water, add 1/2 cup at a time until it cooks thoroughly.
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  • In a large soup pot, heat the remaining oil and pan-fry the onion till golden; add the garlic and stir for a minute then add the tomatoes, chili pepper, tomato paste and remaining water or stock. Add the spices and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the basil at the end. Purée the soup when it is thoroughly cooked, after tasting it to adjust seasoning. Serve it with the freekeh, combining the two in the bowl.
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