Friday, July 30, 2010

wilted Arugula Salad w/ Spiced Chick Peas & Artichoke Hearts


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
- OR -
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.


Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

I am looking for vegetarian recipes and we love chick peas and arugula, but haven't put them together. Looks great and will try.

Natalie said...

GREAT salad recipe--includes some of my favorite things! Can't wait to give it a try!

asata (a.k.a. Life Chef) said...

Jane & Natalie, It's super easy so give it a try and let me know what you think!

Bill said...

asata (life chef) just watched your video for arugula salad,,,looks great, but where do I find the Rose spices or did I miss something