Freekeh Vegetarian Tacos

Freekeh Vegetarian Tacos recipe.
Freekeh Foods
  • Yield: 6 servings

Who doesn't love tacos or soft burrito wraps? Wrap these individually in sandwich bags and take to work for a great low-fat meal!


1 8-ounce package cracked freekeh (1 cup) (Original or Tamari variety)
2 1/2cups water or vegetable broth
1 15-ounce can black beans or small red beans, rinsed and drained
1 14.5-ounce can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
1medium purple onion, diced
6cloves garlic, diced
1 sweet red or yellow pepper, diced
1teaspoon cumin
2tablespoons chili powder
2tablespoons fajita seasoning or taco seasoning
a few shakes of hot sauce to taste
Serve with blue or white hard corn taco shells or soft corn tortillas


  1. Pour 2 1/2 cups of water and the freekeh in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low.
  2. Stir in a few spoonfuls of the crushed tomatoes, onion and the fajita seasoning.
  3. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes until the freekeh is tender. While freekeh is cooking, in a separate skillet, heat up olive oil over medium heat. Toss in onion, peppers and garlic. Toss in cumin, chili powder and cook for about 4-5 minutes until the onions are slightly translucent.
  4. Add in the beans and tomatoes (including the liquid from the can). Simmer for 4-6 minutes.
  5. Once the freekeh is done, add it to the other ingredients and cook for another minute or two. Fill taco shell or burrito wrapper and serve with your favorite toppings.
  6. options: Serve with hot sauce, shredded lettuce, salsa, diced black olives and jalapenos.
  7. For additional toppings, try diced avocado, diced tomato or fresh squeezed lime.

Reprinted with permission from 30 Ways to Freekeh! cookbook. Photo credit: Freekeh Foods.