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Chickpea-Farro Salad

Photo: Iain Bagwell
Active time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Diets higher in whole grains have been linked to lower levels of inflammation and cognitive decline; whole grains are a staple in the Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets. This salad combines brain-boosting farro, chickpeas, and olive oil with the bright crunch of fresh celery. Simple, quick, and delicious.
 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked farro
  • 1 cup canned organic chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 171
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 5.1 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 347 mg
  • calcium 34 mg
  • sugars 2 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat.