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FOOD: Tahini Sweet Potato Farro Salad with Chickpea Dressing


By Amy Kritzer Becker @whatjewwannaeat

Tahini Sweet Potato Farro Salad with Chickpea Dressing is healthy, crunchy and great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Tahini roasted sweet potatoes on a bed of nutty farro and peppery arugula tossed in a chickpea dressing. Avocado, almonds, tomatoes, a soft boiled egg, a little chili pepper flakes and magic. It makes a lot, so you can eat if for a few meals, and the textures and flavors will keep your mouth happy. Yay!


45 minutes


4 -6


For Chickpea Dressing:

1 cup cooked chickpeas plus 1/2 cup for garnish

1 garlic clove

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 lemon juiced (2 tablespoons)

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Cold water

For Sweet Potatoes:

2 cups sweet potatoes in 3/4-inch cubes

2 tablespoons tahini paste

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon or more red chili pepper flakes

For Salad:

3 cups cooked farro

2 cups arugula

1 avocado sliced

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved

2 soft boiled eggs

1/4 cup sliced almonds

Chile pepper flakes optional


  1. Make the chickpea dressing. In a food processor, blend 1 cup chickpeas and garlic until pureed. Then add olive oil, lemon juice, cumin and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste and enough water to make a dressing. Set aside.
  2. To make the sweet potatoes, pre-heat oven to 410 degrees F. Toss sweet potatoes with tahini paste, olive oil, cumin, salt, pepper and chili flakes. Roast in a single layer on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes or until cooked through and nicely browned, tossing halfway through.
  3. Time to assemble! Combine farro and arugula with dressing. Then top with sweet potatoes (warm or at room temperature), avocado, cherries, eggs, almonds and more chile pepper flakes if desired.

Amy Kritzer Becker is the founder of the modern Jewish cooking blog What Jew Wanna

Eat ( and author of the cookbook Sweet Noshings. She is also

the owner of the cool Jewish gifts store ModernTribe. (

Join the Sharsheret in the Kitchen for “Tahini Two Ways: Savory and Sweet Recipes with Your Favorite Sesame Condiment” on Wednesday, September 27 at 5pm PT when Amy demonstrates some unique and delicious tahini recipes with us. Register at This program is part of the “Sharsheret in the Kitchen” series, which brings nutritious kosher meal options to help empower all of us at risk for breast and ovarian cancer to make healthier dietary choices thanks to generous support from Cedars-Sinai, and The Cooperative Agreement DP19-1906 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sharsheret, a non-profit organization, is the Jewish breast cancer and ovarian cancer community. If you or someone you love has been impacted by breast or ovarian cancer, or has elevated genetic risk, contact Sharsheret for free support and resources. For more information, visit or call (866) 474-2774.



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