Freekeh Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Middle East
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Amira
Freekeh is an ancient grain from the Middle East that is so healthy and nutritious.  Freekeh soup is great for those cold winter days. It's filling and flavorful, light and easy to prepare.
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  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil.
  • 1 cup of freeka .
  • 1 small onion - finely chopped.
  • 4-5 cups of chicken broth.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  • Wash freakeh thoroughly and soak in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a medium sauce pan or pot, sauce onions in olive oil over medium-high heat until fragrant for almost 2 minutes.
  • Drain freakeh and add to the pan. Stir to roast freakeh for about 3 more minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 20 more minutes until freaked is tender.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Serve warm .*


* You can also add some vegetables to the soup like carrots, beans, peas. You might also add cooked, diced chicken to the soup in the last 5 minutes to have it as a complete meal.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10.3g | Fat: 13.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 7.2mg | Sodium: 343.8mg | Potassium: 283.4mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4.6g | Iron: 0.5mg

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