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Farro salad with feta, cucumber and sun-dried tomatoes

This farro salad is made with Mediterranean ingredients – cucumber, tomato, lemon juice, feta and mint – delicious as a side dish or even for lunch!

Mediterranean Farro Salad

Farro is one of my favorite grains, and it’s great when you’re tired of brown rice or quinoa. This Mediterranean Farro Salad can be served chilled or at room temperature and is perfect to bring to a potluck or BBQ this summer. For more Farro recipes, try this Asian Farro Medley with Salmon, Farro, and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash.

Farro, feta, cucumber and sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl.

Farro is an ancient Italian grain that has become hugely popular in the US and across Europe over the past decade. It’s a great source of fiber, protein, and iron with a nutty flavor and chewy texture. It’s wonderful in salads, side dishes, and even soups. The pearl variety is as easy to cook as boiling pasta and only takes about 15 to 20 minutes. If you’ve never eaten farro before, I highly recommend you try it!

What to Serve with Farro Salad:

This Mediterranean Farro salad is ideal for every summer barbecue evening. Serve with grilled chicken kabobs or lamb chops. You can also add grilled chicken or steak to the farro to make a grain bowl.

Variations:

If you can’t find Farro, you can use barley, quinoa, whole grain couscous, brown rice, or even whole grain macaroni instead. If you don’t like feta, skip it or add goat cheese. Add in extra vegetables like roasted red peppers or chopped spinach. Swap sun-dried tomatoes for fresh cherry or grape tomatoes. Replace the mint or parsley with basil. For extra flavor, add freshly chopped garlic or kalamata olives.Farro salad with lemonFarro salad in a bowlClose up of Farro Salad

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Farro salad with feta, cucumber and sun-dried tomatoes

241 Cals 9 protein 39 carbohydrates 6.5 Fats

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 20th min

Total time: 30th min

This farro salad is made with Mediterranean ingredients – cucumber, tomato, lemon juice, feta and mint – delicious as a side dish or even for lunch!

1 Cup uncooked pearl farro2 tablespoon chopped red onion1/4 Cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes1/4 Cup freshly grated feta2/3 Cup finely chopped cucumber, Seeds removed1/4 Cup finely chopped paprika1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon finely chopped mint or parsleykosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Cook the Farro in salted water according to the instructions on the package for about 15-20 minutes. Drain and let cool.

Combine with the remaining ingredients and stir well. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Portion: 1Cup, Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 39G, Protein: 9G, Fat: 6.5G, Sodium: 177.5mg, Fiber: 6thG, Sugar: 2G

Blue Smart Points: 6th

Green Smart Points: 6th

Purple Smart Points: 2

Points +: 4th

Keywords: Farro recipes, Farro salad, Mediterranean salad, vegetarian meals

Posted April 21, 2021 by Gina

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