Mediterranean Farro Salad

Eating more plant based meals is not only better for you, but it also makes a huge positive impact on the environment (and your wallet)! I have been working hard in the kitchen to incorporate more vegetarian meals, and this one has become a quick favourite! WWW.budgetbytes.com is one of my favourite blogs, with plenty of amazing options that are affordable AND healthy! I have adapted the original recipe, but you can find the link to the original at the bottom of this post!

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Ingredients

1/3 cup sesame seeds

1/3 cup water

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 minced garlic cloves

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp cayenne Β pepper

1/2 tsp salt

 

15 oz chickpeas, drained (3/4 dried, if using)

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp garlic powder

salt & pepper to taste

 

3 cups cooked farro

2 roma tomatos, chopped

1 cucumber, chopped

1/4 bunch parsley, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

 

Directions:

  1. Combine first seven ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in pan and add chickpeas and spices. SautΓ© on med-high heat until chickpeas start to turn brown and start to blister.
  3. Β Add remaining ingredients in four bowls, top with chickpeas, and drizzle with dressing.
  4. ENJOY!

Remember to buy spices in the bulk section to save some moola!

 

*original photo from linked website*

 

 

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