This hearty, flavourful, colourful dish has everything you are looking for in a meal.


  • 1 cup freekeh, cooked (or other whole grain of your choice)
  • ½ cup red cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup red pepper, sliced
  • ¼ cup matchstick carrots
  • ¼ cup edamame
  • 1 Tbsp peanuts, chopped
  • ½ cup smoked salmon
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • Grated fresh ginger, to taste


1. To cook freekeh, boil 2.5 cups of water (you can use water or a vegetable broth).  Add 1 cup freekeh, stir, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. This will make 3 cups of freekeh – if you are not making more than 1 serving you can freeze for later meals.
2. In a bowl, top 1 cup of cooked freekeh with cabbage, red pepper, carrots, edamme, peanuts and smoked salmon.
3. For the peanut sauce – in a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, hoisin, lime juice, sesame oil, water and ginger.  Pour about 1 Tbsp over the top of your grain bowl.

Nutritional Information and Tips for this recipe found at Registered Dietitian Laurie Barker Jackmans website