Whole Grain and Greens Salad

Farro is an ancient grain that is a good source of fiber and plant-based proteins. Chewier than rice, it holds up in salads and soups. This herby salad is great for a cool summer meal, and can be a star at the next potluck!

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Serves6 (about 1 cup)
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  1. In a medium saucepan, bring farro, ½ tsp salt, and 2½ cups water to a simmer. Simmer, covered, until grains are tender and liquid evaporates, about 30 minutes. If all the liquid evaporates before the farro is done, add a little more water. Let cool.
  2. In a salad bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and remaining ½ tsp of salt.
  3. Shave Parmesan cheese with a vegetable peeler and add to dressing.
  4. Add farro and mix well.
  5. Fold in greens, herbs, tomatoes, and radish.
  6. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Tips

Add 1/2 cup raw seeds like sunflower, sesame, chia, or flax to the salad with the farro for extra crunch. Or try it with nuts like walnuts, almonds, or pecans!

Nutrition Facts
Whole Grain and Greens Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 473mg 20%
Potassium 380mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 44%
Vitamin C 38%
Vitamin D0%
Calcium 7%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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