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Mediterranean Farro Salad with Arugula and Chickpeas

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This Mediterranean Farro Salad with Arugula & Chickpeas is a hearty & healthy vegetarian whole grain dish. Great source of protein and fiber!

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This Mediterranean Farro Salad with Arugula & Chickpeas is a hearty & healthy vegetarian whole grain dish. Great source of protein and fiber! Perfect for Meatless Monday! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

If I’m going to eat a salad a day successfully each week, I tend to pick my “salad of the week” and just go with it to keep things on the easy side. This particular Mediterranean Farro Salad was my salad of the week a couple of weeks ago and I’m ready for it to make a comeback this week. It’s so good.

I am in love with farro and it’s versatility. You can add it to soups like this Slow Cooker Chicken and Farro Chili or make an incredible grain salad like this Harvest Farro Salad. Either way it’s always a great addition because it’s such a hearty grain, filled with protein and fiber. It makes you feel good when you eat it.

My advice is to cook up a batch (it takes a bit of time, similar to brown rice) and store it in the fridge ready to go for salads like this one, or if you’re into meal prep, prep your salads (minus the oil and vinegar) in containers and they will be ready to go when you are (I love these containers for salads to help me with meal prep).

This Mediterranean Farro Salad with Arugula & Chickpeas is a hearty & healthy vegetarian whole grain dish. Great source of protein and fiber! Perfect for Meatless Monday! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Arugula is in season right now, and if it’s warm enough where you are living right now, so are fresh herbs. My littlest son and I recently got our our container herb garden back in business and I am loving being able to step outside and snip a few leaves to add to whatever I’m cooking. One herb I absolutely adore but I don’t think  gets a lot of love is fresh oregano. Add it to anything Greek, or anything that includes roasted peppers and you will be blown away by the flavor. I added some fresh oregano leaves to the top of my Mediterranean Farro Salad and in seconds this salad was elevated with fresh flavor. Fresh herbs tend to do that.

So much fun with this kid. <3

There is a lot more seasonal inspiration where this came from. Look below the recipe to see what’s in season for May and what my #EatSeasonal friends cooked up for this month.

This Mediterranean Farro Salad with Arugula & Chickpeas is a hearty & healthy vegetarian whole grain dish. Great source of protein and fiber! Perfect for Meatless Monday! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

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Mediterranean Farro Salad with Arugula and Chickpeas

Yield: 1 salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup cooked farro
  • 1 oz crumbled feta (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 2 sweet cherry peppers
  • a few splashes of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • fresh herbs, for garnish (I used fresh oregano leaves from my container garden)

 

Directions:

  1. Arrange ingredients into a large bowl or plate and drizzle with balsamic and olive oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information (calculated from My Fitness Pal):  460 calories / 18g fat / 11g fiber / 16g protein

 

Seasonal recipes for the month of May. #EatSeasonal

Roasted Rhubarb Crazy Berry Meringues by Letty’s Kitchen

Polenta with Asparagus, Pancetta and a Poached Egg by Vintage Mixer

Baked Cauliflower Casserole with Goat Cheese by Cookin’ Canuck

Date-Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie by JoyFoodSunshine

Sea Salt Focaccia with Radish Ramp Butter by Simple Bites

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower and Tempeh Power Salad {vegan} by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Halloumi Salad with Beets and Blackberries by Kitchen Confidante

Spring Farro Salad with Feta, Lemon, and Mint by Flavor the Moments

Spiralized Zucchini, Quinoa and Turkey Sausage Stuffed Peppers by Foodie Crush

Chocolate Rhubarb Pavlova by Suitcase Foodist

Radish and Asparagus Breakfast Bowls by Food for My Family

Hummus and Salad Flatbread Pizza by Completely Delicious

Beer-Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers with Spring Quinoa Salad by Floating Kitchen

 

 

This Mediterranean Farro Salad with Arugula & Chickpeas is a hearty & healthy vegetarian whole grain dish. Great source of protein and fiber! Perfect for Meatless Monday! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

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8 Responses to “Mediterranean Farro Salad with Arugula and Chickpeas”

  1. Liz @ Floating Kitchen posted May 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I love farro because it has such a great “chew” to it. Makes for really hearty and satisfying salads. Loving all the ingredients here. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted May 11, 2017 at 6:01 am

      totally agree about the chew!! It’s so hearty and I love it in soups too. Thanks Liz!

  2. Laura posted May 8, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I could eat mediterranean food all day every day! This salad being no exception! 

    • Aggies Kitchen posted May 11, 2017 at 6:01 am

      Ditto!!! Thanks Laura!

  3. marcie posted May 8, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    We’re farro salad twins today Aggie! I love your mediterranean version — I make one from time to time and it’s one of my favorites! Farro can do no wrong in my eyes. 🙂

    • Aggies Kitchen posted May 11, 2017 at 6:01 am

      Oh heading over to see my farro twin now! 🙂

  4. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby posted May 10, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I am SOOOOOO jealous of everyones garden right now, but still have zero desire to get out there and get my hands dirty. Can’t my garden just magically appear in my backyard? ha ha!

  5. Letty / Letty's Kitchen posted May 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    What a good idea–make a basic salad and add to it all week. Love this whole combo!

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