Hellenic Republic's Cypriot Grain Salad

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George Calombaris has refined his Cypriot Grain Salad just a teeny bit. 

The recipe now includes 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar instead of lemon juice.

It's been a favourite for quite some time now. I always make sure that l have all the ingredients to make this salad, as l do with all the recipes I recommend.

Thank you George for allowing me to use his beautiful picture 🙏🏼

Serves 8


  • 1 bunch coriander, shredded
  • ½ bunch parsley, shredded
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup freekeh, (or cracked wheat)
  • ½ cup du puy lentils
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons baby capers
  • ½ cup currants
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup thick Greek Natural Yoghurt 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds toasted and ground
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 pomegranate

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    Ingredients that will be added:

    • 1 bunch Coriander
    • 1 bunch Parsley Continental
    • 1 Onion - Red
    • 1 Greenwheat Cracked Grain Freekeh 400g
    • 1 Chef's Choice Small Green Lentils 500g
    • 1 Orchard Valley Pepitas 100g
    • 1 Orchard Valley Slivered Almonds 100g
    • 1 Orchard Valley Pinenut Kernels 50g
    • 1 Siena Liliput Capers 100g
    • 1 Natural Australian Currants 375g
    • 1 PGF Premium Red Wine Vinegar 250mL
    • 1 Minos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml
    • 1 Chef's Choice Himalayan Pink Rock Salt with Grinder 200g
    • 1 Procal Dairies Greek Yoghurt 900g
    • 1 The Spice People Cumin Seeds Whole 55g
    • 1 Pure Peninsula Yellow Box Honey Squeeze 400g
    • 1 Pomegranate

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