In this study, zirconium-based highly porous metal-organic framework, MOF-545, was synthesized and characterized. The surface area of MOF-545 was found to be 2192 m(2)/g. This adsorbent was used for the first time as an adsorbent for the vortex assisted-solid phase extraction of Pb(II) from cereal, beverage and water samples. Lead in solutions was determined by FAAS. The optimal experimental conditions were as follows: the amount of MOF-545, 10 mg; pH of sample, 7; adsorption and elution time, 15 min; and elution solvent, 2 mL of 1 mol L-1 HCl. Under the optimal conditions of the method, the limit of detection, preconcentration factor and precision as RSD% were found to be 1.78 mu g L-1, 125 and 2.6%, respectively. The adsorption capacity of the adsorbent for lead was found to be 73 mg g(-1). The method was successfully verified by analyzing two certified reference materials (BCR-482 Lichen and SPS-WW1 Batch 114) and spiked chickpea, bean, wheat, lentil, cherry juice, mineral water, well water and wastewater samples. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.