Aroma Espresso Bar’s Warm Garbanzo Salad
For the Tahini Sauce:
1 cup ground tahini
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon ground garlic
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt to taste
3 medium cucumbers
2 medium tomatoes
1/4 cup of chopped red onion
1/2 cup homemade croutons
3 cups warm garbanzo beans
Chopped parsley for garnish
Olive oil and lemon juice to taste
2 hard-cooked eggs
Make the tahini sauce by combining all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulsing to completely incorporate. Makes about 11/4 cups. Set aside.
Cut the cucumbers, tomatoes and onion into a fine dice, place in a salad bowl and toss with the warm beans. Add the tahini sauce as desired and toss. Taste and add olive oil and lemon juice as needed. Sprinkle parsley on top, then grate on the egg. Serve immediately. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Source: Adapted by Linda Cicero from Aroma Espresso Bar.
Per serving (using all the dressing): 620 calories (53 percent from fat), 38.7 g fat (5.8 g saturated, 14 g monounsaturated), 93 mg cholesterol, 25 g protein, 52.4 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 587 mg sodium.