Colorful Farro Salad

BY : PUBLISHED : December 27th, 2012 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

Here is a light, healthy meal to help you detox from all that holiday food!  To me, nothing is more refreshing and nutritious than a big grain salad – you have your grain, your vegetables and your protein from the beans all in one bowl – who needs more! Farro is a member of the wheat family, and has pleasantly chewy texture. It is relatively inexpensive, but if you buy it from the bulk bins at the store it’s even cheaper!

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Colorful Farro Salad

Roxane McNulty
Here is a light, healthy meal to help you detox from all that holiday food!  To me, nothing is more refreshing and nutritious than a big grain salad – you have your grain, your vegetables and your protein from the beans all in one bowl – who needs more!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 414 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups of uncooked Farro
  • 4 1/2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 yellow tomato diced
  • 2 large green onions sliced on the bias
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup of black olives
  • 1/4 cup of Kalamata olives sliced in half
  • 1 1/2 cups of cooked kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • Sea salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, make the dressing: Whisk together the Oil, Lemon Juice, Salt, Pepper and Basil; Set aside.
  • Bring Veg broth to a boil, add Farro. Boil, without stirring, until liquid is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes. Drain off any liquid that may remain and place in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the Farro while still hot and mix thoroughly.
  • Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Refrigerate a couple hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 8gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gSodium: 1092mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 12gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1178IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg
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About Roxane McNulty

Roxane is a culinary school graduate, professional pastry chef and devoted mama of an adorable toddler - She loves cooking and baking tasty, healthy plant-based food that is kind to our bodies, the earth and the animals! She also runs her own website, Roxane's Natural Kitchen

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