Harissa Rice and Fava Salad with Artichokes and Olives

Harissa Rice and Fava Salad with Artichokes and OlivesA super simple healthy rice and bean salad makes a perfect vegan protein!

My Harissa Rice and Fava Salad with Artichokes and Olives is not only delicious but packed with protein rich fava beans, cleansing artichokes, mineral rich spinach and heart healthy olives! These nutritious superfoods are combined authentic saffron scented basmati rice, sweet grape tomatoes and a warming Harissa, lemon dressing!

Serve my Harissa Rice and Fava Salad with Artichokes and Olives on its own or as a side to lamb or chicken; just delicious! Perfect with a Pinot noir or Chardonnay! Enjoy!!

1 cup cooked saffron spiced basmati rice

1 can small fava beans, drained

1 can artichoke quarters, drained

1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half

1/3 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half

2 cups organic baby spinach

1 tablespoon Harissa spice( Frontier)

1 teaspoon dried peppermint

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients

Toss gently

Transfer to a serving dish

Serve as a vegetarian entree or as a side with lamb or chicken

Pinot Noir or Chardonnay are good choices

Enjoy!!