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Chicken, roast plum, labne and grain salad

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for chicken, roast plum, labne and grain salad.

By Alice Storey
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Chicken, roast plum, labne and grain salad
Chicken, roast plum, labne and grain salad

Plums are wonderful at this time of the year. You can use any variety, but blood plums will give a beautiful ruby colour to the salad.


  • 6 plums, halved, stones removed
  • 70 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 150 gm farro (see note)
  • 1 barbecued chicken, coarsely shredded
  • 2 punnets baby cress, trimmed
  • 1 punnet baby amaranth (see note)
  • ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, coarsely torn
  • 60 gm pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • Juice of 2 lemons, finely grated rind of 1
  • 100 gm labne


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200C. Place plums cut-side up on an oven tray lined with baking paper, drizzle with 2 tbsp oil, season to taste, roast until tender (20 minutes) and set aside.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cook farro in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender (15-25 minutes). Drain well, spread on a large baking tray and set aside to cool.
  • 3
    Combine farro, chicken, baby cress, baby amaranth, flat-leaf parsley, pistachios, lemon juice and rind, remaining oil, plums and plum roasting juices on a large serving platter, season to taste, toss gently to combine, top with labne and serve.


Note Farro is a whole-wheat grain. It's available from select grocers and health-food shops; if it's unavailable, substitute another grain, such as spelt or freekah. Baby amaranth is available from select greengrocers. If it's unavailable, substitute another baby herb.