Cypriot Grain Salad from Hellenic Republic


 

This Cypriot grain salad is one of the most popular dishes on the menu at Hellenic Republic. We’ve had so many requests for it, so here it is!

Just mix together all of the ingredients!

Cypriot Grain Salad

  • 1 bunch coriander shredded
  • ½ bunch parsley shredded
  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • 1 cup freekah (or cracked wheat)
  • ½ cup puy lentils
  • 2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp baby capers
  • ½ cup currants
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup thick Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds toasted and ground
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Pomegranate seeds

11 Replies to "Cypriot Grain Salad from Hellenic Republic"

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    Bianca Davies October 18, 2010 (1:15 pm)

    This Cypriot Grain Salad is THE BUSINESS – one of the most delicious salads that I have ever eaten. I dont mix the dressing through until right before Im going to eat it to keep it fresh and nicely coated.

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    Cathy Miller April 13, 2011 (6:36 pm)

    Hi there, sorry to be so dense, but where can I find the method for the Cypriot Grain Salad – all I can see are the ingredients…?

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      Timfoster December 23, 2011 (3:04 pm)

      Blanch freekah and puy lentils separately in boiling water until both just cooked.
      Drain well and allow to cool.
      Mix the yoghurt, cumin and honey till combined.
      In a medium bowl place the coriander, parsley, red onion, freekah, puy lentils, toasted nuts, capers, currants, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well, season to taste.

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    Floosy November 29, 2011 (4:47 pm)

    Found this on another site…

    Blanch freekah and puy lentils separately in boiling water until both just cooked.
    Drain well and allow to cool.
    Mix the yoghurt, cumin and honey till combined.
    In a medium bowl place the coriander, parsley, red onion, freekah, puy lentils, toasted nuts, capers, currants, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well, season to taste.

    Place into serving dish and top with cumin yoghurt.

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    Cass Harris March 20, 2012 (7:34 pm)

    I’ve had this salad as part of the set menu – and of all the things we tasted, this salad was truly memorable! Can’t wait to make it at home. Oh, and return to Helenic Republic, of course!

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    Katie HH April 15, 2012 (1:19 pm)

    I was given this recipe and loved it!! We added wild rice (cooked wild rice, freekah and lentils in some stock) and added seeds of a pommegranate – winner!!

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    Miranda Grealy February 22, 2013 (9:24 pm)

    My daughter (6 at hte time) begged to go to Georges ‘other’ restaurant after spending her birthday at the press club, so i headed into Hellenic Republic with her and my sister for her prep graduation, my sister and i almost got into a fist fight over who would finish this salad. Absolutely amazing stuff

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    Shirley Rutman November 14, 2013 (12:33 pm)

    What can I substitute for the nuts in this salad please ?

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