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With a nutty, smoky flavor, freekeh is the bacon of whole grains (and we mean that in a good way).

It has more protein than quinoa and double the fiber, and it delivers the same vision-protecting antioxidant duo (lutein and zeaxanthin) found in leafy greens.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 642; protein: 37g; carbs: 50g; fat: 33g

Makes 4 Servings
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1 cup freekeh
3 Tbsp tahini
2 Tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp smoked paprika
Salt, to taste
2 cups sliced cooked chicken
3/4 cup sliced oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup sliced roasted red pepper
1 cup sliced marinated artichoke hearts
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 oz crumbled feta
How to make it 

Cook freekeh according to package directions. Cover, set aside for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

Whisk together tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, and salt. Whisk in warm water, 1 Tbsp at a time, until smooth.

Divide freekeh and remaining ingredients among bowls. Top with dressing.