Freekeh with Basil-Cilantro Pesto and Grilled Pineapple Skewers

Serves: 4 Save

Ingredients (14)

  • 1 1/4 cups freekeh
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple (about 1 small pineapple, sliced into 1-inch chunks)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into about 1-inch square pieces
  • 1 small red onion, both ends chopped off and then sliced into wedges no wider than the bell pepper pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional but recommended: 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, for garnishing (omit for vegan/dairy free meal)
  • 1/3 cup raw pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro (or more basil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 medium lime, juiced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


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