Warm Cucumber & Za’atar Spiced Chickpea Salad

Warm Cucumber & Za’atar Spiced Chickpea Salad


Cook and Prep Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4-6

You Need


• Roasted Za’atar-Spiced Chickpeas (see below)
• 5-6 Kirby Cucumbers, cut into half-moons
• 1 cup Parsley, chopped
• ½ cup Cilantro, chopped
• ½ cup Basil, chopped
• ½ cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes, chopped


For the dressing:


• 1 ½ tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
• 1 Lemon, juiced
• 1 ½ tsp. Dried Oregano
• 2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
• Salt, to taste
• Black Pepper, to taste


DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Make the Roasted Za’atar-Spiced Chickpeas (see below).
  3. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl, and whisk to combine.
  4. In a separate, larger bowl, toss all of the salad ingredients with the chickpeas.
  5. Add the dressing and toss to combine. Enjoy!

Roasted Za’atar-Spiced Chickpeas

Serves 2-3

Cook and Prep Time: 30 minutes

You Need:


• 1 29 oz. can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
• 1 tsp. Olive Oil
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• 3-4 cloves Garlic, sliced
• 1 Red Onion, sliced
• 1 ½ tbsp. Za’atar Spice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Heat an oven to 400°F. Line 1 baking tray.
  2. On a baking tray, add chickpeas and spices. Sprinkle olive oil mix well with hands.
  3. Once oven is warm, place chickpeas in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until slightly crispy, mixing halfway through.
  4. Place in a bowl for serving. Garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Falafel Burgers with Lemon Tahini Dressing and Mediterranean Salad

Falafel Burgers

Cook and Prep Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4-6

You Need

  • 1 large can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Oat Flour (or almond flour)
  • ½ cup Parsley, chopped
  • 1 Red Onion, minced
  • 1 head Garlic, minced
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Za’atar Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat oven to 400˚F.  Line 1 baking tray.
  2. Set a pan to medium heat.  Add 1 tbsp. olive oil.  Once hot, add red onion.  Cook for 3-4 minutes, until slightly softened.  Then, add garlic, a pinch of salt, and cook for 1 minute more, until fragrant. 
  3. Add all ingredients to a bowl except the oat flour, and begin to combine.  Once mixed evenly, slowly add the oat flour to incorporate it evenly.  Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Begin to form patties ½ inch thick.  Place them on a lined baking tray.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until outer layer is crispy and inside is soft.
  6. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Salad

You Need:

  • 12oz. Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 2 English Cucumbers, diced
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • ½ cup Kalamata Olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Parsley
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Basil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add the red onion, cucumber, olives, and cherry tomatoes to a bowl. 
  2. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp. dried oregano, 1 tbsp. dried basil, and add salt/black pepper to taste. 
  3. Mix well and set the salad aside until ready to plate.

Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Cook and Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1/3- ½ cup

You Need

  • 2-3 tbsp. Tahini
  • 2-3 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ½ tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Nectar (optional)
  • Water, as needed
  • Salt, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, except the water.  Whisk to combine.
  2. Add 1 tbsp. of room-temperature of water at a time to the bowl, and stir to combine.  The amount of water you add will be determined by how thin or thick you want your dressing.
  3. Add to salads, chickpeas, and roasted vegetables.  Enjoy!