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Greek Farro Salad

This salad is refreshing, satiating and so perfect for the early onset of spring! It makes for a great pack ahead lunch, a wholesome side to your dinner or a crowd pleasing item for your next gathering! With the addition of chickpea and farro it is packed with protein, fiber, texture and not to forget oodles of flavor!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 397kcal
Author: The Greedy Belly

Ingredients

  • For the salad
  • 1 can of chickpea also known as garbanzo beans
  • 1.5 cup grape/ cherry tomatoes cut into quarters or 3 regular tomatoes roma tomatoes cut into cubes.
  • 1 cucumber roughly peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup farro
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 fresh parley coarsely chopped
  • Handful bunch fresh mint coarsely chopped
  • For the dressing
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil evoo
  • 1/8 cup white wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic finely minced or grated
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the farro as per the instructions on the packet. 
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  • While the farro is cooking, in a small mason jar or bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressings- evoo, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, dried oregano, red chili flakes, salt and pepper. Give it a couple of good shakes, to mix the oil and vinegar. 
  • Place the cooked farro in a large salad bowl. Add the chickpeas, veggies, parsley and mint.
  • Pour in the dressing and toss well together.
  • Top with feta cheese and a dash of ground black pepper.

Notes

This is a recipe you can have so much fun with! Tweak it up with veggies and greens of your choice- cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, red onions, spinach, arugula, artichokes- the possibilities are infinite!
Substitutions: In case you have any difficulties finding farro at your local grocery store, you can substitute it for any other whole grain like barley or quinoa.

Nutrition

Sodium: 281mg | Sugar: 4g | Calories: 397kcal | Fat: 22g | Protein: 11g | Carbohydrates: 38g