Farro Salad

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You may be wondering “what in the world is farro?” Well, it’s an ancient grain perfect for salads, soups, and can be substituted for rice in a stir-fry. Farro is a high protein, low fat grain alternative. Try it in this salad recipe!



  • 3 cups cooked faro (preferable warm)
  • 4 cups chopped fresh vegetables, e.g. scallions, red pepper, cucumber, carrot, cauliflower or broccoli, cooked edamame beans, etc


  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 to ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Optional additions:

  • Toasted pine nuts, feta cheese.


  1. Prepare faro according to package. Drain well and place in a large bowl.
  2. Prepare dressing and drizzle a few tbsp. over the warm grain.
  3. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Add desired vegetables, add more dressing and/or salt and pepper to taste.