Drop that microwave meal and step away from the take-out! Feeling sluggish and deflated at…
Last week we shared our first recipe in the series of amazing, tasty and healthy meals that you can makes for your office lunch – we got such great feedback on the Golden Vegetable Soup – and hope you love today’s recipe as much, Hello Joburgers.
The idea is that we want to get rid of those yucky microwave meals and step away from the take-out! If you are feeling sluggish and deflated at work, then this is the perfect solution – lunches that’ll keep you healthy and happy!
Superfood Salad – Perfect cure for a slump!
Anina Meyer is a freelance food creative who runs her own recipe and food blog that highlights simple, everyday food. She’s all about delicious low carb, vegan, vegetarian, comfort food and mouthwatering bakes.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Method and Ingredients
In a saucepan add 1/2 cup cracked freekeh, cover with 1.5 cups water and add a pinch of salt.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes, until the grains have absorbed the water and then set aside.
In a small oven safe dish, arrange 200grams of Rosa or cherry tomatoes (you can slice them in half or leave whole), drizzle with 5ml of olive oil and 30ml of balsamic vinegar, and add one sprig of fresh rosemary.
Roast in a hot oven at 180 degrees Celsius, until blistered and set aside.
In the meantime, place 1/2 cup of chickpeas (you can pat them dry with a kitchen towel) and 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat and allow to toast for 5 minutes.
Assemble your salad by mixing the cooked freekeh with the roasted tomatoes (the liquids left behind too), chickpeas, sunflower seeds and add a few pickled onions (or add a spoonful of kimchi). Top with avocado and pesto and season to your liking.
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