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  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. Sauté on med-high heat until chickpeas start to turn brown and start to blister.
  3.  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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