Middle Eastern Salad Bowls with Farro & Chicken


We're pairing two shortcut products you can likely find at your local specialty grocery store—Middle Eastern bean salad and microwaveable farro—to add protein, fiber and satisfying texture to these high-protein lunch bowls. To cut down on prep time, we're also using preseasoned grilled chicken breasts from the refrigerated section, bottled balsamic vinaigrette and a few other ready-to-use ingredients to make these quick and easy meal-prep lunches.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1/2 cup microwaveable farro

  • 1 (8 ounce) container Middle Eastern bean salad (balela)

  • ½ cup balsamic vinaigrette

  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach

  • 1 (12 ounce) package lemon-pepper seasoned cooked chicken breast, sliced

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese with Mediterranean herbs


  1. Prepare farro in the microwave according to package directions. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a bowl and mix in the bean salad; set aside.

  2. Transfer 2 tablespoons vinaigrette into each of 4 small lidded containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

  3. Divide spinach among 4 single-serving lidded containers. Top each with one-fourth of the farro-bean salad mixture, one-fourth of the sliced chicken breast and 2 tablespoons feta. Seal the containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Dress with vinaigrette just before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 salad container & 2 Tbsp. dressing
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 2343IU 47%
Vitamin C 31mg 34%
Sodium 585mg 25%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 3mg 15%
Magnesium 25mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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