M Café’s Barley & Green Garbanzo Salad - FabFitFun

M Café’s Barley & Green Garbanzo Salad

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Courtesy of Consulting Chef Lee Gross

Green chickpeas are officially our new fave food. Fresh, flavorful, and protein packed, they are a fab complement to the barley and veggies in this fresh, tasty salad.

4 cups pearled barley, soaked and cooked
1 1/2 cups black barley (M Café recommends the black barley from Stahlbush Island Farms)
1 cup asparagus tips
1 cup asparagus stems (tender parts only), chopped
1 cup green garbanzo beans, shelled
1/4 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup tofu chèvre, crumbled
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon-tarragon vinaigrette
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Soak both the black barley and the pearled barley overnight then cook and set aside.
  2. Blanch the asparagus tips, asparagus stems, and carrots and set aside.
  3. Boil green garbanzo beans for 5 minutes and shock in ice bath to keep green color.
  4. Combine all ingredients and serve.

Yield: 9 cups

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