5-Ingredient Arabic Cauliflower Freekeh
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A simple 5-ingredient traditional Arabic dish turned vegan! This cauliflower freekeh makes a quick one-pot main meal.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4-6 people
  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 3 cups freekeh
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 3 + 1 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  1. Chop cauliflower into florets and sauté in 3 tbsp olive oil in a large pot for 10-15 mins, until all florets are browned.
  2. Rinse freekeh thoroughly. Place the washed freekeh in the pot with the cauliflower along with the water and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer on low, covered for 40-50 mins, until all liquid has been absorbed by the freekeh.
  4. Fry almonds in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat until they begin to brown, less than 5 mins. As soon as they start to brown, remove from heat, as they will continue to cook.
  5. Place cooked cauliflower freekeh in a serving dish. Top with fried almonds. Serve with your favorite vegan yogurt or tahini. Enjoy!
Recipe by Zen and Zaatar at https://zenandzaatar.com/5-ingredient-arabic-cauliflower-freekeh/