|20 min||25 min||4|
|1 1/4 cup (dry)||Farro|
|1 tbsp||Olive oil|
|1 clove(s)||Garlic (pressed or minced )|
|1 cup||Extra virgin olive oil (dressing)|
|1/2 cup||Red wine vinegar (dressing)|
|4 clove(s)||Garlic (dressing)|
|1 tbsp||Oregano, dried (dressing)|
|2 tsp||Dijon mustard (dressing)|
|1 1/2 tsp||Salt (dressing)|
|1 tsp||Black pepper (dressing)|
|1 tsp||Agave nectar (syrup) (dressing)|
|2 can (15oz)||Chickpeas, canned, drained (rinsed, chickpea & celery salad )|
|4 medium stalk(s)||Celery (thinly sliced crosswise and chopped, chickpea & celery salad )|
|2/3 cup||Red onion (chickpea & celery salad )|
|1 cup||Parsley, fresh (chopped, chickpea & celery salad )|
|1/3 cup||Lemon juice (chickpea & celery salad )|
|2 cup||Lettuce, spring mix (mesclun)|
|1/4 cup||Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)|
|1/4 cup||Dried cherries (roughly chopped )|
|1/4 cup||Kalamata olives (pitted and thinly sliced, optional )|
|1 cup, crumbled||Feta cheese (optional )|
To cook the farro: In a medium saucepan, combine the rinsed farro with at least three cups water (enough water to cover the farro by a couple of inches), 1 tbsp oil, 1 clove garlic and 1/4 tsp salt. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer, and cook until the farro is tender to the bite but still pleasantly chewy. (Pearled farro will take around 15 minutes, unprocessed farro will take 25 to 40 minutes.) Drain off the excess water and mix in the olive oil, garlic and salt. Set aside to cool.
Make the dressing: Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until emulsified.
Make the chickpea and celery salad: In a serving bowl, toss together the chickpeas, prepared celery, red onion and parsley. Stir in enough dressing to lightly coat the salad. Toss and set aside.
Toast the pumpkin seeds: In a skillet over medium-low heat, toast the pepitas for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until they smell fragrant and toasty. Transfer the pepitas to a bowl to cool.
To assemble your mason jar salads: In a quart-sized mason jar (32 ounce capacity), layer the chickpea salad at the bottom along with an additional tablespoon or two of dressing (enough to lightly coat the salad when you turn the jar upside down). Top with cooled farro, then greens (leave about an inch of room at the top). Finish with remaining dried cherries, pumpkin seeds olives and feta.