Shawarma-Spiced Chickpea & Farro Bowls with Feta, Mint & Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Shawarma-Spiced Chickpea & Farro Bowls

with Feta, Mint & Lemon-Tahini Dressing

30 MIN
2 Servings
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To make these flavorful bowls, you’ll roast chickpeas in a blend of bold, warming spices until deliciously light and crispy, then serve them over hearty farro alongside sautéed pepper and tomatoes. It's all finished with a sprinkle of tangy feta, fresh mint, and a drizzle of our irresistible lemon and tahini dressing (sweetened with date syrup).
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Shawarma-Spiced Chickpea & Farro Bowls with Feta, Mint & Lemon-Tahini Dressing
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  • ½ cup Semi-Pearled Farro
  • 1 15.5-Oz Can Chickpeas
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 bunch Mint
  • 1 oz Balsamic-Marinated Cipolline Onions
  • 2 Tbsps Tahini
  • 2 tsps Date Syrup
  • 1½ oz Feta Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Shawarma Spice Blend (Ground Coriander, Cumin Seeds, Garlic Powder, Smoked Sweet Paprika & Ground Turmeric)
  • 1 Red, Yellow, Or Orange Bell Pepper
Dry the chickpeas
1 Dry the chickpeas

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Line a sheet pan with a layer of paper towels; spread the chickpeas onto the paper towels. Using a second layer of paper towels, gently pat or roll the drained chickpeas to thoroughly dry; discard the paper towels and any loose chickpea skins. Roast 4 to 5 minutes, or until completely dry. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Cook the farro
2 Cook the farro

Meanwhile, add the farro to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

Season & roast the chickpeas
3 Season & roast the chickpeas

Meanwhile, drizzle the dried chickpeas with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and all but a pinch of the spice blend; carefully stir to coat and arrange in an even layer. Return to the oven and roast 16 to 18 minutes, or until crispy (be careful, as the chickpeas may pop as they roast). Remove from the oven.

Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing
4 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then large dice. Halve the tomatoes. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop the onions. Pick the mint leaves off the stems. Quarter and deseed the lemon. In a bowl, combine the tahini, date syrup, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, and 2 teaspoons of water. Season with salt and pepper. 

Cook the vegetables
5 Cook the vegetables

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one) heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced pepper, halved tomatoes, and chopped garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. 

Finish & serve your dish
6 Finish & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked farro, add the chopped onions, remaining spice blend, and a drizzle of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished farro topped with the cooked vegetables, crispy chickpeas, and cheese (crumbling before adding). Drizzle with the dressing and garnish with the mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Serve the remaining lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy! 

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Dry the chickpeas
1 Dry the chickpeas

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Line a sheet pan with a layer of paper towels; spread the chickpeas onto the paper towels. Using a second layer of paper towels, gently pat or roll the drained chickpeas to thoroughly dry; discard the paper towels and any loose chickpea skins. Roast 4 to 5 minutes, or until completely dry. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

2 Cook the farro

Meanwhile, add the farro to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

Cook the farro
Season & roast the chickpeas
3 Season & roast the chickpeas

Meanwhile, drizzle the dried chickpeas with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and all but a pinch of the spice blend; carefully stir to coat and arrange in an even layer. Return to the oven and roast 16 to 18 minutes, or until crispy (be careful, as the chickpeas may pop as they roast). Remove from the oven.

4 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then large dice. Halve the tomatoes. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop the onions. Pick the mint leaves off the stems. Quarter and deseed the lemon. In a bowl, combine the tahini, date syrup, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, and 2 teaspoons of water. Season with salt and pepper. 

Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing
Cook the vegetables
5 Cook the vegetables

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one) heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced pepper, halved tomatoes, and chopped garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. 

6 Finish & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked farro, add the chopped onions, remaining spice blend, and a drizzle of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished farro topped with the cooked vegetables, crispy chickpeas, and cheese (crumbling before adding). Drizzle with the dressing and garnish with the mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Serve the remaining lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy! 

Finish & serve your dish