Baharat Spiced Chickpea Salad
Baharat is a lovely Middle Eastern seasoning blend that typically includes cardamom, cloves, cumin, nutmeg, coriander, black pepper and paprika, but quantities and exact ingredients can vary quite a bit. Its flavor is warm, sweet, and aromatic, much like garam masala. It is delicious as a meat rub, as a marinade, or simply as a seasoning for meat, seafood, or veggie dishes.
1 cup chickpeas
1/2 cup fresh of frozen, defrosted green peas
2 Red Dog carrots, julienned or grated
3 Red Dog purple green onions, diced
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 teaspoons baharat spice blend
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 head Red Dog butter lettuce, leaves separated
In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients except butter lettuce. Line two large, wide bowls with lettuce leaves and fill with prepared chickpea mixture. Serve.