Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

Make sure to have your stove's hood vent cranking--the onion will give off smoke as it chars. A hit of floral fresh oregano provides the perfect top note for the salad's Mediterranean flavors.

How to Make It

Step 1

To make the dressing, combine feta, garlic, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and chile in a mini food processor. Process until smooth. If necessary, add a tablespoon hot water to thin.

Step 2

Add oil to the processor; process for about 30 seconds or until the dressing is silky smooth. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray.

Step 4

Place onion in skillet in 1 even layer. Press each slab to ensure full contact with pan. Season onions evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 5

Cook, without turning, 4 minutes or until onion slabs are moderately charred. Transfer onion to a large bowl.

Step 6

Leaving the pan on the heat, add chickpeas; cook 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Add to onion.

Step 7

Separate onion slabs into rings. Add 2 teaspoons oregano and dressing.

Step 8

Toss until well dressed.

Step 9

Sauté ground lamb and ground turkey 5 minutes or until done. Drain well. Toss with spinach, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Fold mixture into onion salad.

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