Sunday, July 14, 2024

The Green Scare wrap from Circus. (Photo: Madeleine Aitken)

Price: $9.50

The beauty of a cooperative business is that every employee is incentivized by having a stake in the game, and at Circus Cooperative Cafe, that’s working very well. It has a range of breakfast and lunch sandwiches plus baked goods in a cozy Putnam Avenue space, and the Green Scare is an aptly named and delicious choice for a filling lunch. It’s a zhoug chickpea salad wrap with cucumber and arugula. Zhoug is a Yemeni condiment made with cilantro, garlic and olive oil, and in the Green Scare, it’s the star of the show. The Circus version, made in-house, includes jalapeños that add a nice kick to an already punchy sauce. The brightness of the zhoug elevates the chickpea salad to something unique, and the cucumber and arugula in the wrap provide the perfect cooling complement to temper the strong zing of raw garlic. 

Circus Cooperative Cafe,  31 Putnam Ave., Riverside, Cambridge

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