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FATTOUSH SALAD WITH SPICED CHICKPEAS
This fattoush salad adapted from my Sun Basket meal delivery is one of my favorite salads ever, so I thought you should have the recipe too!
- 1 whole wheat pita
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- salt & pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 shallot
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon za'atar spice
- 1 teaspoon sumac spice
- 1 small cucumber
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
- 1 romaine heart
- 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta
For the dressing
- 1 lemon, juiced and zested
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt & pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 350. Cut your pita into 6 pieces, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Lay on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, to get them nice and toasty but not hard.
Meanwhile bring a pot of water to a boil. Add your egg and boil for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, remove the egg and add it to a bowl of ice water.
Now, thinly slice your shallots and mince your garlic. Heat a skillet over medium heat with your remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add in your shallot, garlic and spices and cook for 2 minutes. Add in your chickpeas and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
When your chickpeas are done, begin to assemble the salad. Chop your romaine into bite size pieces and put in a large bowl. Cut your cucumber into thin semi circles. Cut your tomatoes in half. Add your cucumber and tomato slices to the bowl and top with chopped mint and parsley. Add chickpeas to the top of the salad. Carefully peel your egg and add it to your bowl. Sprinkle with feta.
In a separate bowl whisk together your salad dressing ingredients and pour it over the salad. Serve with toasted pita slices.
I often get asked what I eat when I’m not eating “blog food.” The truth is I generally keep it pretty simple and often snack-y. My go-to breakfast is oatmeal or yogurt and granola. My go-to lunch is avocado toast with a fried egg. Dinner is usually leftovers or some sort of weird snack plate. Ironically enough, I’m often too busy making “blog food” to make myself three square meals. It’s deeply ironic and also sorta sad.
But I know that I am not alone in this. Our schedules are so crazy, our lives are so full to the brim, our exhaustion levels are so high that grocery shopping, cooking and meal prepping sound like the WORST idea ever. Don’t worry, I get it. Just cause I’m a food blogger doesn’t mean that I always want to cook a beautiful meal for myself at the end of a long day. I am not above you.
So Sun Basket came to me and asked if I wanted to try their meal delivery service and I nearly jumped out of my chair with excitement. A whole day where I don’t have to come up with a recipe or go grocery shopping??? COUNT ME IN.
And then I went to the website and checked out the menu choices and I got even more excited. There are choices for every version of health – vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, paleo, gluten-free, soy free, etc. That made my heart skip a beat, because that’s what celebrating health-ier is all about – every person having their own version of health. And this made is so easy to achieve!
The other thing I love about Sun Basket and their mission is that all of the food is sustainably sourced, organic, and non-GMO. The same goes for their meat and fish, and it’s all hormone-free. So you aren’t just getting mystery food showing up to your door. This stuff is legit.
After long debate over what to order I decided on a kale-pineapple smoothie and mediterranean baked eggs for breakfast, this fattoush salad for lunch, and chipotle chilaquiles with black beans for dinner. All of the recipes I got are portioned for two, so I had leftovers (most meals.) And for me that’s a plus, because it means I don’t have to make another meal the next day either. So I was happy with that. Flavor-wise I was super impressed. All of the meals were honestly really delicious and really healthy.
As far as effort/prep work goes, most of the meals took 30-ish minutes to make. But they make the directions simple, and everything is clearly labeled for you, so you don’t have to go searching in your pantry for that one spice or whatever. It’s all there for you. (And all of the packaging is recyclable so that’s awesome – save the planet and all that.)
I loved all of the meals, but my favorite was the fattoush salad. That’s why I included the recipe for you to make at home! It’s just so fresh and vibrant, yet simple and clean. I felt rejuvenated after eating it, and I think it’s the perfect spring salad to bring to work or sit in the sunshine and eat. I’m gonna be making this again VERRRRY soon. Maybe tomorrow?
Anyway, if you’ve been curious to try a meal delivery service and you trust me when I say Sun Basket is super dope, then you can click on this link and get $30 off your first order! They have family plans too that serve 4 people, incase that’s what you need. I really and truly am behind this whole meal showing up at my door idea, and I think you’ll love it too. If you end up ordering a basket, take a picture of your meal and #celebratehealthier so that I see it! xoxo