Farro, Chickpeas, and Greens


With its nutty flavor and chewy texture, farro is a sturdy companion for hearty greens like kale in this vegetarian friendly salad.

Farro, Chickpeas, and Greens
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins
6 cups


  • 1 cup uncooked farro

  • 1 15-16 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

  • 2 cup loosely packed fresh hearty greens (such as mustard or kale), coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 ounce feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Cook farro according to package directions. Place the chickpeas in a colander. Drain the farro over the chickpeas and run under cold water to cool farro quickly and rinse the beans. Drain well.

  2. In a large bowl combine the farro mixture with the greens, tomatoes, oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Top with cheese. Season to taste.


Note: This may be served as a hot entree, if you prefer. The cheese will melt slightly and the greens will wilt while tossing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
21g Fat
51g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 419mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 29mg 145%
Calcium 243mg 19%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 305mg 6%
Folate, total 44.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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