In a medium saucepan bring 1 1/4 cups water to boiling; stir in freekah. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, covered, 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and freekah is tender. Drain any excess liquid.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the next seven ingredients (through garlic). Drizzle with oil and toss lightly to coat.
Place freekah in a sieve and run under cold water to cool quickly. Drain well. Stir into chickpea mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 4 hours.