Recipe: How to Make a Mediterranean Salad

mediterranean salad

Mediterranean Salad Recipe

Did you know that tahini is made from ground sesame seeds? It’s a great source of essential minerals like copper, for nerve, bone, and metabolic health, and iron, for anemia prevention. This combination makes this Mediterranean salad recipe a must-try! Makes 4 servings.

Mediterranean Salad Ingredients

Dressing Recipe

  • ½ cup farro
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons za’atar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

mediterranean-saladSalad Recipe

  • ½ can artichokes
  • 8 ounces grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups baby kale
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped


  • Cook farro according to package directions; set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by placing tahini and lemon juice in a small bowl. Whisk together. Add remaining dressing ingredients and whisk again to blend.
  • Place salad ingredients in a large salad bowl. Add farrow and toss.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss again.

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Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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