We eat a lot of salad. I hardly ever share the recipes over here, as I usually am tossing together ingredients, splashing on some olive oil along with fresh citrus or vinegar and then serving it. Some of these salads are mind blowing such as this one that was created last winter using a bunch of leftover ingredients. It was so good that we decided to remake it, which meant paying attention, writing ingredients down and putting it together. Since this recipe for Freekeh Kale Salad with Crispy Harissa Chickpeas has become a Chez Us staple.
I wrote about Freekeh a few weeks back, and this happens to be one of my favorite ways to use it. Freekeh is an excellent way to add texture as well as protein to the salad, making it a meal by itself. Usually, I only serve some warmed lavash and hummus along with it. Being big texture freaks over here, the more, the better. Right? There are radishes, along with some shallots and our new favorite crispy Rosey Harissa Chickpeas added to mix to brighten each bite. Wait until you try those crispy Harissa Chickpeas! Did I mention the baby kale? I am going to be terribly sad when it goes out of season, but don’t fret as you can us thinly sliced kale instead. A pure Meyer lemon dressing along with tangy feta cheese is all that is left to round out this salad, making it a great recipe.