Baharat Chickpea Salad
If there is one thing you can count on, it is that we'll be enjoying Rumi Spice and 8 Track Foods' collaborative Baharat Chickpea Salad all summer long! We love the delightful combination of Rumi Spice's essential Baharat Spice Blend, an all-purpose spice also known as the "Middle Eastern multitasker," with 8 Track Foods' sustainably and organically grown Blonde Chickpeas. These phenomenal products are amazing on their own, but even better when paired together. Try adding this fresh side dish to your Memorial Day spread for a true taste of summer that is light, but never lacking in flavor. Pro tip: enjoy this salad on its own, paired with your favorite brand of tortilla chips, or on top of your veggie burger for an extra punch of flavor and texture.
Meet the fab female founders behind this fab salad—8 Track Foods and Rumi Spice! Maggie Seng Sadowsky is a mom and food scientist on a mission to make sustainable food products that can help feed the growing population by reducing food waste, single-use plastic, and food insecurity. Her brand, 8 Track Foods, is focused on its product's lifecycle and believes that by stocking a better pantry, you are stocking a better future. Check out their range of scrumptious and organic beans here.
Patti Doyle created Rumi Spice in an effort to bring flavorful, ethically sourced, and socially responsible spices from Afghanistan to consumers. In addition to creating quality spice blends, they drive sustainable rural economic development in Afghanistan while proving countless jobs to local farmers and women who harvest and process the spices. Browse their lineup of tasty blends here.
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Baharat Chickpea Salad
This yummy Baharat Chickpea Salad is about to become your new summer staple! Make it for your next barbecue, summer party, or as a refreshing lunch option to bring to the office or enjoy at home.
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice and zest of 1 lemon (about ¼ cup juice and 2 tsp zest)
1 tsp honey (or pure maple syrup for a vegan version)
1 tsp Baharat Spice Blend
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 (15-ounce) cans Organic Blonde Chickpeas
1 large (or 2 small) red, orange or yellow bell pepper, diced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
1 medium cucumber, diced
2 firm peaches, pits removed and diced
½ cup packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
½ cup packed fresh cilantro or parsley leaves, chopped
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, honey, Baharat spice blend, and 1 teaspoon salt until well combined. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the chickpeas, vegetables, peaches, and herbs.
Drizzle over your Baharat vinaigrette and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Refrigerate, allowing the flavors to meld, until ready to serve.
Serve over greens, with toasted pita and tahini sauce, or spooned over your favorite grilled meat.
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