Top 10 Freekeh Recipes + A Giveaway!

~ With more protein and fiber than quinoa, freekeh is the hottest new superfood grain! We searched the Internet for 10 outstanding freekeh recipes. Perfect inspiration for trying this fantastic ingredient – from cookies and scones to pilafs, salads and breakfast bowls! Easy, healthy and delicious! ~

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Freaking out over freekeh? (Ughhhh … sorry … just had to go there!) Really, though – you’re definitely not alone!

Ever since we published our very first freekeh recipe for Kale Chopped Salad with Berries and Freekeh, and then our informational post all about what freekeh is and how to cook it … well, the comments and interest have been just fantastic!

Although freekeh is a pretty common ingredient for our readers in places like Australia, it’s still relatively new on the superfoods scene here in America, and we’ve had so many people tell us that they’re scouring their local stores, excited to give it a try!

As always … we’re here to help!

Top 10 Freekeh Recipes

For all of you freekeh freaks, we’ve got just the thing: an awesome round-up of 10 amazing freekeh recipes, plus a giveaway of an entire case of Freekehlicious freekeh!

No kidding!

All the inspiration you need … plus plenty of freekeh to get you started! It’s a great day in freekeh land, no doubt!

Just like with all our other THK Top 10 lists, we spent hours searching for recipes that were the best of the best … the ones that screamed, “You’ve just gotta try ME!” yet were also full of healthier ingredients and weren’t too difficult or time-consuming. These 10 are the ones we absolutely can’t wait to make next … and after just a quick peek, you’ll be right there with us!

So let’s dive into the recipes, and then we’ll tell you how you can win oodles of Freekehlicious freekeh to whip up all these gorgeous dishes!

Top 10 Freekeh Recipes

 Freekehlicious Pumpkin & Chocolate Scones from Shashi at Runnin Srilankan


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Butternut and Cranberry Freekeh Salad from Caroline at Taste Love & Nourish


Top 10 Freekeh RecipesFreekeh Breakfast Bowl from Kelli at The Corner Kitchen


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Freekeh, Lemon & Pinenut Stuffed Tomatoes from Gary at Gary Mehigan


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Easy Mexican Freekeh Pilaf from Vanessa at Vegan Family Recipes


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Freekeh with Brussels Sprouts, Apple, Dried Cranberries, Honey & Pomegranate from Shulie at Food Wanderings


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Freekeh, Zucchini & Pistachio Salad from Kiersten at Oh My Veggies


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Lemon Coconut Freekeh Cookies from Sarah at A Whisk and Two Wands


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Freekeh (with walnuts, onion, jalapeño and cumin) from Abbe at This IS How I Cook


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Freekeh, Tomato & Arugula from Freekehlicious


Hungry yet? Yup … so are we!

So here’s how to snag yourself an entire case of Freekehlicious freekeh – three bags of cracked and three bags of wholegrain! Just head down to our handy-dandy giveaway box below! Just like everything here at THK, it’s so easy!

If you’re already a THK fan or receiving our e-mail recipes, you can simply sign in to be entered for the giveaway. And if you haven’t signed up to receive our updates yet … here’s your perfect chance!

Tp 10 Freekeh Recipes

And hey – total props to the wonderful people at Freekehlicious for supplying the freekeh for our winner (which could be you!). When they offered to send along the prizes for this giveaway, we jumped at the suggestion. In all of our research and recipe testing, we’ve loved working with their delicious, nutritious products, and we’re so thrilled to be able to bring this opportunity to all of you!

Oh, and be sure to check out all the Terms and Conditions … stuff like you have to be at least 18 to enter (so, if you’re a toddler who’s craving freekeh … you may need your mom’s help …) and that the winner must be within the contiguous 48 states (so sorry to all our buds in Canada and Australia and Europe … seriously, we need to develop a teleporter so we could zap your prize to you without incurring staggering global shipping fees!).

Wishing you freaky good luck, friends! (Sorry … had to …)

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Top 10 Freekeh Recipes + A Giveaway! — 36 Comments

  1. I have had freekah one time and loved it. I plan to make it part of my diet especially after finding out how nutritious it is.

    • Oh, I’m so glad you’re working more freekeh into your repertoire, Sheila – and I hope all these freekeh recipe ideas really help you out! Besides all that awesome freekeh nutrition goin’ on, I think what I love best about it is the wonderful texture – so satisfying! Enjoy – and I’d love to hear what recipes you try and like the very best! 😀 ~Shelley

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  3. I love freekah! It has such a great taste, plus it’s always fun trying something new isn’t it. I’ve only ever cooked salads with it before though, so I’ll have to have a little look at some of the other recipes you’ve posted and start experimenting a little more. Thanks for the great round up 🙂

    • Hey, Dearna! You’re so right that freekeh is just delicious, and it seems like a lot of people are just like you in that they’ve mostly only used it as an ingredient in salads. It’s so flexible, though – and we’re really happy we inspired you to try other ways of preparing it! So many great options, right?!?! 😀 ~G&S

    • Oh, Juliana – you’re gonna love freekeh! It has such a lovely, nutty flavor and a really great, slightly chewy texture. Plus it’s so incredibly nutritious – absolutely loaded with protein and fiber! It’s really easy to make, too – the hardest part will be deciding which recipe to try first! 😀 ~G&S

  4. As usual you girls have come up with a great list and I am so happy to be on it! Freekehlicious is a great name and if I hadn’t already tried it, I would be on it because it sounds so fun. You know I love anything that tastes good and freekeh is where it’s at! Thanks again and have a successful giveaway!

    • Haha – so true – freekeh is such an excellent name to start with, and then Freekehlicious is just even better! Who wouldn’t want to try something named that, right!?!? And it really is delicious (not to mention incredibly healthy!!) – once people try it they really get hooked! Shelley’s mom tried freekeh for the first time after we posted our recipe for Kale Chopped Salad with Berries and Freekeh and she just keeps raving about it! So nutty and chewy and just really satisfying in lots of dishes! We’re thrilled to be able to include your fantastic recipe in this Top 10 list to inspire our readers – absolutely love that combination of flavors, Abbe! 😀 ~G&S

  5. I remember those pumpkin and chocolate freekah scones over at Runnin Srilankan – don’t they sound amazing? You know, I think I actually had some freekah for the first time today. It was mixed in with some couscous in a dish I had in a cafe. Pretty tasty, I have to say! Great round-up, girls!

    • Mmmmm … I could eat pumpkin scones all day! Honestly, pumpkin anything! 🙂

      Glad you liked the freekeh! It’s very tasty – we’ve been loving it! You’ll just need to recreate that meal you had today and share with the rest of us!

      Have a great day! 🙂 ~Gretchen

  6. Hi Shellly,
    All these recipes look so tempting but I especially like those stuffed tomatoes that Gary made. They look really yummy. I know these days there is an anti current toward grains, but I’m still flowing with the grains and I’ve got to try this one.

    • Oh, we totally love grains here at THK – there are so many different textures to choose from, and such a range of nutrient profiles for people who are looking for loads of protein or are eating gluten-free or are just looking to pump up their fiber intake. That’s the great thing about having so many different types of grains in your cooking arsenal, right? Whatever recipe you’re creating or whatever your nutrition goals, you can build in great nutrition if you just know which grain to choose! So excited for you to try freekeh – let us know what you think! 😀 ~Shelley

    • Awwww … thanks, Kristi! We really love the round-up posts, too! They actually take much longer to put together than you’d probably imagine, because we’re so picky in debating which recipes truly best meet our THK standards of being relatively healthy, easy and quick. But, we love researching and compiling them and have discovered so many wonderful recipes and fantastic blogs … then we just love being able to pass along all that inspiration to our readers! Yum … let’s dig in, shall we?!?! 😀 ~G&S

    • Hi, Vanessa! You are so very welcome! Your Easy Mexican Freekeh Pilaf looks fantastic – totally droolworthy – so of course we just had to include it! And yes – Gary’s tomatoes are a real stand-out showstopper, too! We were so inspired by these great recipes – so many wonderful ideas for working more freekeh into our menus! 😀 ~G&S

  7. It’s funny, years ago, my friend who’s married to a Syrian, made some freekah. The ME has been eating it for years and now it’s like whoa, the biggest deal! It cracks me up 🙂
    It is good and it’s good that we’re learning to appreciate it here now. Love the round up of freekah recipes!

    • Hi, Nazneen! You’re so right – in some parts of the world, like Middle Eastern countries and Australia, freekeh is much more just a typical part of their food culture, but here in America, lots of people are only now becoming aware of it and realizing how incredibly healthy and delicious it is. We’ve had some really great feedback from readers who’ve tried freekeh because of our recent posts about it – once people try it, they realize how great it is and are so enthusiastic about it! Just yesterday, I was chatting with my mom and she was absolutely raving about it and telling me how totally hooked she is now! 😀 ~Shelley

  8. Thanks so much for featuring my scones! Yall have some amazing other freekeh recipes on here…cannot wait to check them all out!!

    • Awww thanks, Caroline! And thanks for creating that gorgeous Butternut and Cranberry Freekeh Salad … so we had something so wonderful to share!!! 😀 We’ve had our eye on that recipe ever since you first posted it and are just thrilled to have a chance to help others find it, too! Yum!!! 😀 ~G&S

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Although, I almost feel like I’m cheating because I already follow you in all those places! I hope I win; I’d just love to try freekeh (especially for free!!!!) Free Freekeh (don’t try to say that 5 times fast!).

    • Ha, Debi! Five times fast … I seriously just tried it (and my kids think I’m only a tiny bit crazy! 😀 ). And nope … not cheating!!!! As much as we’d be just thrilled for a new friend to find their way to us and win the giveaway, we’re also excited that this is a little something fun to offer to all of our loyal readers who already follow us … and we’d be every bit as happy if a dear “old” friend won! So, hey … GOOD LUCK!!!! 😀 ~Shelley

    • Hi, Lisa! Freekeh is kind of the sneaky new darling on the whole grains scene! It’s so popular abroad, but just now getting hot here in the States. It’s really a great option to shake up your regular rotation of grains – so excited for you to try it! 😀 ~G&S

    • Oh yes, Erin! You’ll love it! It’s so jam-crammed with protein and fiber and great nutrition, and it’s so yummy … nutty and chewy and really satisfying! And hey – here are plenty of great recipes to jump-start your creative juices once you track down some freekeh (or maybe WIN some!!!! 😀 )! Yay! 😀 ~G&S

  10. How can O save the recipes when it comes up something about cookbook and you have to create an account? I have seen this before.

      • Hi, Charlotte! We’re so sorry you’re having trouble, but we’re a bit confused about the “cookbook” and which recipes you’re trying to save with an account. It you’re trying to save all the recipes in this Top 10 post, you can either pin this post on Pinterest for later … or (to get each, individual, full recipe), you will need to click through to each blogger’s site to view the specific recipes in their entirety (this is because they each belong to other bloggers and exist on the owners’ sites). Alternately, if you’re trying to save some of our other THK recipes from other posts where there is a THK recipe card detailing one of our own recipes, you can sign up to create a ZipList recipe box (which is super easy and will let you compile recipes from lots of other big-name sites across the Internet), and we’re happy to walk you through that if it’s what is giving you trouble. We hope some of this helps, but if not, please feel free to shoot us an e-mail with more details at so we wan work through everything with you. Thanks so much for always being such a dedicated reader! 😀 ~G&S

        • I was trying to save the scones recipe. There is a save button to click on, but when I do something pops up and says choose a cookbook I think is what it says. I have had that to happen in some other blogs but wasn’t sure what to do. I do have Ziplist.

          • Oh, ok … got it! So you’re trying to save Shashi’s scones recipe (they do look sooooo awesome, don’t they!?!?) from her site over at Runnin Srilankan. Gretchen and I both just did some poking around on her site and saw that Shashi appears to be using a program called Yumprint (rather than ZipList) to allow readers to save her recipes. We’re not familiar with Yumprint, but it appears that you can sign up for an account with Yumprint in much the same way that you would have back when you joined ZipList. It appears to give you an option to then explore your friends’ cookbooks, but we honestly have no idea what that means. So, so, so sorry we can’t be of further help, but Shashi probably could help a lot more if you’d like to reach out to her. Hey – and really, thanks again so much for reading along and for taking the time to comment and ask questions! Hope you have an awesome evening! 😀 ~Shelley

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