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.
- 1 cup farro
- 4 ounces halloumi, sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1 pound asparagus, blanched and cut into small pieces
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 1 1/2 cups cooked beans, from 1/2 cup dry)
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
- 2 tablespoons mint, chopped
- 1/4 cup honey dijon vinaigrette
- Cook the farro as directed on the package.
- Brush the grill (or grill pan) with oil and heat to medium-high heat.
- Grill the halloumi cheese until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side, let cool and dice.
- Mix everything and enjoy.
janet @ the taste space says
I am loving this grain bowl, Kevin! Still enjoying the asparagus as well.. it may come later here, but it stays longer, too! 🙂
I always love your bean and grain salads, and this one is no exception! A great pairing of flavors!
It sounds so healthy as well kevin!!
Sounds like a great salad combination!
Bev Weidner says
I've actually never had halloumi. I even had to double check the spelling just now.
Food Glorious Food! says
Love this wonderful salad… as good as a complete meal. Thanks for sharing
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.
gorgeous! every dish presented here is just gorgeous. can't wait to try something! thank you!
miri leigh says
This is such a beautiful healthy dish. I will make this soon!!!! Thanks for sharing.
This looks absolutely amazing! I love the combinations of all these flavors together, the use of farro sounds particularly interesting.
Looks amazing! Where do you buy your farro in Toronto? I've had a bit of trouble finding it…
Emily Suess says
Asparagus is my favorite green veggie! Will have to try out this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing.
Great dinner idea! Yum.
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 says
This looks delicious! You chose a great combination of ingredients.
Claire M. says
Thanks for sharing the ingredients! I might try to cook this later.
Kevin, your blogs is a feast for the eyes and the palette.
Divya Vikram says
Havent tried farro in salads. Looks like a delicious summer salad.
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!!
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!
Monika: I usually get the farro from in a small shop in the lower level of the Saint Lawrence Market.
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 says
Its really a great combination & so healthy as well. Thanks
This is my husband's favorite meal of all time. I bring it to parties and people are blown away.
EJW: I'm glad that you and your husband enjoy it!