Farro Salad with Feta, Cucumbers and Solar Dried Tomatoes

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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 to try when you're tired of the 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 very 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 have never eaten Farro I highly recommend you try !!

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 a 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 dip it in goat cheese.
  • Add 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.
  • Add freshly chopped garlic or kalamata olives for extra flavor.

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 farro
  • 2 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1/4 Cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup freshly grated feta
  • 2/3 Cup finely chopped cucumber, Seeds removed
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint or parsley
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Cook the Farro in salted water according to the instructions on the packet until al dente 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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