Recipe

Zahtar Chickpea Salad

Zahtar Chickpea Salad
Zahtar Chickpea Salad

Fresh jalapeño, lemon, and TSTE® Zahtar Spice Blend create this Middle Eastern fusion of flavors. This zesty dressing is tossed with toasted chickpeas, crispy greens, cucumber, and crunchy farro for a salad that’s both fresh and full of inviting flavor!

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Ingredients

From TSTE®
2 tsp TSTE® Lemon Sugar
¼ cup TSTE® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ tsp TSTE® Lemon Verbena
1½ tsp TSTE® Zahtar Spice Blend
1 tsp TSTE® Vik’s Garlic Fix! Spice Blend
TSTE® Florida Sunshine Spice Blend, to taste 

From the Grocer
1 medium jalapeño, seeded and chopped
2 TBS lemon juice (1 medium lemon)
1 cup farro
15 oz can chickpeas drained, rinsed and dried
1 TBS butter
2 cups coarse chopped hearty greens, such as kale
1 medium cucumber, sliced

Preparation

PROCESS jalapeño, TSTE® Lemon Sugar, and lemon juice in a mini food processor until jalapeño is finely minced. With the processor running, slowly add TSTE® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Mix in TSTE® Lemon Verbena and TSTE® Zahtar Spice Blend and let flavors bloom about 15 mins.
COOK farro according to manufacturer’s directions adding TSTE® Vik’s Garlic Fix! Spice Blend to the water. 
SEAR chickpeas in butter until chickpeas start to pop and take on a golden color.
COMBINE farro with the chickpeas, greens, and cucumber.  Add about half the prepared dressing and toss.  Add a few grinds of TSTE® Florida Sunshine Spice Blend to taste; serve with extra dressing on the side. 

Yield: 2-4 servings
Total Time: 35 mins
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 5 mins