Asparagus, Halloumi and Chickpea Farro Salad

Asparagus, Halloumi and Chickpea Farro Salad

Not too long ago I did a grilled asparagus and halloumi salad and I particularly enjoyed the combo and I wanted to use it again. I often like to do salads that have a base of a whole grain, a bean and a seasonal ingredient and this time I was thinking that a whole grain salad with the grilled asparagus and halloumi would be the perfect fit. It had been a while since I last used farro so I decided to go with that for the whole grain and chickpeas seemed like the natural fit. I always like to include a fresh herb and I was thinking that a combination of dill and mint would hit the spot. Next up was the dressing and I was thinking that a honey dijon vinaigrette would help keep things nice and bright and summery.

Asparagus, Halloumi and Chickpea Farro Salad

A summery whole grain salad with asparagus, grilled halloumi, chickpeas, a bunch of fresh herbs and a lemony vinaigrette.

Servings: makes 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 1 cup farro
  • 4 ounces halloumi, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 pound asparagus, blanched and cut into small pieces
  • 1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey dijon vinaigrette
  1. Cook the farro as directed on the package.
  2. Brush the grill (or grill pan) with oil and heat to medium-high heat.
  3. Grill the halloumi cheese until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side, let cool and dice.
  4. Mix everything and enjoy.

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janet @ the taste space said...

I am loving this grain bowl, Kevin! Still enjoying the asparagus as well.. it may come later here, but it stays longer, too! :)

Joanne said...

I always love your bean and grain salads, and this one is no exception! A great pairing of flavors!

bellini said...

It sounds so healthy as well kevin!!

Kalyn said...

Sounds like a great salad combination!

Bev Weidner said...

I've actually never had halloumi. I even had to double check the spelling just now.

Looks awesome!

Food Glorious Food! said...

Love this wonderful salad... as good as a complete meal. Thanks for sharing

Laura said...

This looks amazing and perfectly light for summer. I love how you use seasonal ingredients--I'm in love with asparagus and always looking for new recipes to throw it into.

Dmarie said...

gorgeous! every dish presented here is just gorgeous. can't wait to try something! thank you!

miri leigh said...

This is such a beautiful healthy dish. I will make this soon!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Emilia said...

This looks absolutely amazing! I love the combinations of all these flavors together, the use of farro sounds particularly interesting.

Monika said...

Looks amazing! Where do you buy your farro in Toronto? I've had a bit of trouble finding it...

Emily Suess said...

Asparagus is my favorite green veggie! Will have to try out this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing.

warmvanillasugar said...

Great dinner idea! Yum.

Michelle said...

Diced halloumi in a salad! Brilliant! This looks and sounds absolutely delicious, I can't stop thinking of ways to incorporate halloumi into salads now.

Kazia Jankowski said...

This looks delicious! You chose a great combination of ingredients.

Claire M. said...

Thanks for sharing the ingredients! I might try to cook this later.

Cynthia said...

Kevin, your blogs is a feast for the eyes and the palette.

Divya Vikram said...

Havent tried farro in salads. Looks like a delicious summer salad.

busymommy said...

This looked so good, but I couldn't find halloumi or farro. :( So because of my market limitations, I used mozzarella (just chunked) instead of halloumi and a wild brown rice mix instead of farro. I have to say, it was still a delicious mix and...the lemon dressing was AMAZING!!! This was sooo tasty!! Thanks, thanks, thanks!!

Jamie said...

Everything about this dish is fabulous right down to the honey-dijon dressing which I love yet almost never think to make. Now I am!

Kevin said...

Monika: I usually get the farro from in a small shop in the lower level of the Saint Lawrence Market.

TheIronYou said...


Your blog is unbelievable, I love almost all of the recipes.
I just tried this farro salad and it's delicious.


Paper cup machine coimbatore said...

Its really a great combination & so healthy as well. Thanks

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