This wilted arugula salad is simple to prepare, and thanks to the Life Chef Dessert Rose spice blend, has big flavor that will make everyone happy. If you attended the July "What's Cooking?" Class at Sevananda Natural Foods Market, or the National Black Arts Festival July 15-18, you may have had a sample of this sensational salad. If not, check out the video version here:
Spiced Chickpeas & Artichoke Hearts with Arugula
1 medium onion, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp Life Chef Dessert Rose spice blend
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combination of cumin, thyme, black pepper, parsley and garlic powder.
1 bag of baby arugula
8 oz feta cheese
juice of 1 lemon
Saute onions and garlic in 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium high heat. Add bell pepper, artichokes, and chickpeas.
Stir in spice blend and continue to heat until the bell peppers just start to wilt.
Arrange arugula in a serving bowl or platter. Pour chickpea mixture over the arugula.
Sprinkle the feta cheese and lemon juice over the salad, toss, and serve immediately.