I have to thank Cook Republic for this fantastic Freekeh with Kale and fresh Tumeric soup recipe. I came across it when I was looking for yummy ways to use freekeh.

The recipe is light, delicious and super nutritious. I love the nutty and smokiness of the freekeh combined with the earthiness of the kale. To make it heartier, I added carrots to the recipe, but it’s just as good without. The fresh grated turmeric adds vitality, feeding your inside with powerful nutrients. It’s an wonderful soup, perfect for all the four season.

INFORMATION

CategoryDifficultyBeginnerYields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

INGREDIENTS

 1 tbsp Olive Oil
 1 Leek (trimmed and sliced - white part only)
 1 Carrot (sliced into circles)
 1 Bay leaf
 1 cup Freekeh (uncooked cracked)
 1.50 l Vegetable or Chicken stock
 100 g Kale (finely chopped)
 1 tbsp fresh Turmeric (grated, to serve)
 Salt and Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven on medium.

2

Add the carrots, leeks, minced garlic and bay leaf. Sauté for a couple of minutes until leek wilts and starts to turn golden.

3

Add the freekeh and toast for a minute, stirring constantly.

4

Add the vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and simmer for 20 minutes until freekeh is tender.

5

Reduce heat to low. Add chopped kale and simmer gently for 5 minutes.

6

Remove from heat and serve hot topped with grated turmeric.

Ingredients

 1 tbsp Olive Oil
 1 Leek (trimmed and sliced - white part only)
 1 Carrot (sliced into circles)
 1 Bay leaf
 1 cup Freekeh (uncooked cracked)
 1.50 l Vegetable or Chicken stock
 100 g Kale (finely chopped)
 1 tbsp fresh Turmeric (grated, to serve)
 Salt and Pepper

Directions

1

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven on medium.

2

Add the carrots, leeks, minced garlic and bay leaf. Sauté for a couple of minutes until leek wilts and starts to turn golden.

3

Add the freekeh and toast for a minute, stirring constantly.

4

Add the vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and simmer for 20 minutes until freekeh is tender.

5

Reduce heat to low. Add chopped kale and simmer gently for 5 minutes.

6

Remove from heat and serve hot topped with grated turmeric.

Freekeh Soup with Kale