Savour Summer Menu at Aroma Espresso BarFriday, June 26, 2015
The freekeh salad was introduced to 28 Aroma locations in Toronto and the GTA earlier this June and is one of the few restaurants in Toronto that feature freekeh on their menu. For those of you who aren't familiar with freekeh, it is an ancient middle eastern grain that is high in protein, calcium and wholegrain fibre. This superfood is the base of the salad and provides a slight sweet and nutty taste that pairs lovely with all of the other fresh Mediterranean ingredients. The salad itself is compiled of freekeh, black quinoa, sprouted brown rice, organic baby kale, tomato, cucumber, carrot, pickle, red onion, parsley, za’atar seasoning and topped with labneh cheese (thick and creamy Mediterranean cheese made from strained yogurt) and house made lemon olive oil dressing. The combination of fresh wholesome ingredients really makes this the perfect summer salad. I love that it’s refreshing and light yet leaves you feeling satisfied thanks to the nutritious fibrous grains. The chopped pickles is oddly enough the winning ingredient for me. The pickles give the salad a nice tang and crunch and really brings the salad to life.