Farro, Chickpea & Feta Salad

BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 5
Theme of the Week 2: Whole Grains in Salads
Dish: Farro, Chickpea & Feta Salad

Today I have another easy salad recipe with Farro, chickpeas and feta cheese. All the salads I chose for this week are very simple to make with just a few ingredients to let the whole grains be the star of the dish. This salad recipe is from Meatless cookbook.
Farro Salad with Chickpeas

Farro aka emmer in some parts of the world, is a type of ancient grain that has been around for thousands of years. Nowadays, it is mostly used in Mediterranean, Ethiopian and Middle Eastern cuisines, where it has a very long history. But it is slowly staging a comeback as a gourmet specialty in parts of Italy and also in the US.

Farro Salad with Chickpeas

Farro looks very similar to wheat berries — it is a light brown grain with a visible bran. It is packed with fiber, vitamin B, zinc, iron and even a good dose of protein.I bought a small bag of ‘10 minute Farro‘ from Trader Joe’s, where the grains are pre-cooked, so all I had to do was boil for 10 minutes to cook it. But regular farro takes about 25~35 minutes to cook. Even after cooking, the grains are soft, but still crunchy.

Farro, Chickpea & Feta Salad

This salad is easy to put together and is hearty, filling and delicious. It is great to pack for lunch or picnics.

Farro Salad with Chickpeas

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Farro, Chickpea & Feta Salad
Farro is an ancient grain that looks similar to wheat. This farro salad with chickpeas and feta cheese is very easy to put together and is hearty, filling and delicious.
Course salad
Cuisine american
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course salad
Cuisine american
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cook Farro:
  1. Cook farro according to package directions or Combine farro and 2½cups of water in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for about 20~30 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed and the grains are tender. Cool Slightly.
To make Salad:
  1. Toss cooked farro with lemon juice while still warm.
  2. Add chickpeas, lemon zest and olive oil to farro and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Stir in feta cheese, tomatoes, mint and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Farro Salad with Chickpeas

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  1. usha says:

    I rarely use grains in my salads. Seeing your salads, I am tempted to try a few.

  2. sapana says:

    Another tasty looing whole grain salad ,wow you are rocking with your salads Pavani.

  3. sandhyaramakrishnan says:

    I love each and every ingredient that went into this salad. Looks fabulous.

  4. Nalini says:

    Nice and healthy salad,so many salad recipes bookmarked from your blog..

  5. harini-jaya says:

    That is a new and refreshing salad, Pavani. I haven’t seen Farro here but read up on it.

  6. Srivalli says:

    Pavani, I can’t decide which picture looks best!..and such a fantastic salad recipe..

  7. srividhya says:

    The grain pretty much resembles barley naa? Learning lot of new grains. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Priya says:

    Recently i got a pack of farro, yet to try dishes out of it, and you tempted me to give a try to this salad.

  9. Kalyani says:

    so many many variants of Wheat ! and with a delicious salad like this, weight loss looks pretty easy for me 😀 Love the pics, as always 🙂

  10. Archana says:

    goggle goggle this down. Its so delicous

  11. Smruti Shah says:

    I have had Farro at a local restaurant. Your series is getting me to think I need to stock up on all these lovely ingredients. Perfect salad with feta and chickpeas!

  12. Priya Srinivasan says:

    Rocking with your salad recipes pavani!!! Loving it totally. You are inspiring me to include grains in my salad recipes.

  13. Ritu Tangri says:

    The pics are awesome. Salad looks very tempting

  14. Sowmya says:

    Have never heard or tried farro. But this one looks so awesome. Love the new look of your site too. Kudos!

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