let’s get our autumn glow on with this Mediterranean Apple Walnut Salad. It’s a MUST for delicious, glowy eating! Roasted Walnut, crunchy apples, smoky grains and pockets of sweet gem-like cranberries. It’s like eating all the best of autumn in a bowl!!!
You’re going to Fall in Love with this Fall Salad!
Freekeh has quickly become one of my favourite grains to use in salads and for fall dining, warm salads like this Mediterranean apple walnut salad is always a winner in the cooler seasons.
Did you know that freekeh is actually wheat? Yep, it’s immature green wheat that’s been fire-roasted to remove the husk. Plus you cook it just like any other grain⏤boil and drain and POOF a delicious and satisfying side dish is on your plate.
I know you’re going to love Freekeh in this salad. It packs the perfect toothsome punch, and pairs perfectly with a zesty dressing like the one used in this salad, made with olive oil, lemon, honey, and garlic. Not to mention it also complements the sweet notes from the apples and Cranberries, savoury onions and earthy walnuts.
Seriously what’s not to fall in love with?
How to Make the Mediterranean Apple Walnut Salad
Unlike other salads, this salad is pretty low-maintenance! The only chopping you’re going to be doing is the apples and shallots. Everything is pretty much as is…except the lemon, you cut that in half but that’s not real chopping. 😉
You’re just three simple steps away from having a beautiful glowy salad on your table;
- Simmer the freekeh in spiced water for 25 minutes. If you’re a rockstar prepster you’ll do your prep at the same time and be eating in 25 minutes too.
- SHAKE SHAKE Youurr dressing…throw in all in a jar and let’s dance my friend. (you know the kitchen for dancing, right? 💃🏻)
- Mix it all up and enjoy the glow! That’s it!
Frequently asked questions
Can you make it ahead of time?
Yes, this salad will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. If you are making it ahead, I strongly recommend adding the apples before serving so that they don’t brown.
Can I use another grain other than Freekeh?
Yep, any whole grain of your choice will work really well in this salad.
Where can I find Freekeh?
Depending on where you live to find freekeh may be a challenge, thankfully there’s always amazon. Here’s a link for Freekeh, I’ve personally never purchased this brand but I’m sure it will be fine. (I’m not an affiliate, it’s general recommendation)
What can I serve with this salad?