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Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Chickpeas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Chickpeas is packed with flavor, texture, and nutrients (and no animal products!). 

Total Cost: $7.65 recipe / $1.91 serving
Servings: 4
Ingredients
DRESSING
  • 1/3 cup tahini $1.13
  • 1/3 cup water $0.00
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice $0.18
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced $0.16
  • 1/2 tsp cumin $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper $0.03
  • 1/2 tsp salt $0.02
SPICED CHICKPEAS
  • 15 oz. can chickpeas $1.15
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil $0.12
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder $0.03
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne (optional) $0.02
  • Freshly cracked pepper (10-15 cranks of a mill) $0.03
  • Salt to taste $0.02
SALAD
  • 3 cups cooked farro (or other grain) $1.49
  • 2 Roma tomatoes $1.39
  • 1 cucumber $0.99
  • 1/4 bunch parsley $0.79
Instructions
  1. To make the dressing, combine the tahini, water, lemon juice, minced garlic, cumin, cayenne, and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth. Set the dressing aside until ready to use (keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days).
  2. Rinse and drain the chickpeas in a colander. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the drained chick peas. Sprinkle the smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper (if using), and some freshly cracked pepper over top. Stir the chickpeas to coat in the spices, then continue to sauté for about five minutes, or until the outside of the chickpeas are slightly browned and blistered. Season with salt to taste.
  3. Chop the tomatoes, cucumber, and parsley. Place about 3/4 cup cooked farro in each bowl, then top with chopped tomato, chopped cucumber, spiced chickpeas, and a large pinch of chopped parsley. Drizzle the dressing over top and serve.