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Bob’s Red Mill Viral Farro Salad

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Hand juggling multiple bowls of farro salad

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

4 - 6 servings

This easy, quick, and delicious farro salad was inspired by the viral Jennifer Aniston salad with my own spin to it. It's great for meal prep or summer!

I love a good, easy grain salad that is loaded with health benefits, is great for meal prep, and takes no time at all to pull together. This farro salad recipe is great for summer and checks all those boxes. This salad is my variation of the infamous, viral Jennifer Aniston salad.

Hand scooping farro salad out of bowl

Why you’ll love this farro salad recipe: 

  • Quick: Prep this salad in just 10-minutes and have it ready in under 45
  • Healthy: This farro salad recipe is not only loaded with the health benefits of farro but the other healthy ingredients too 
  • Versatile: Swap out the cheese to make it vegan, add in whatever veggies you have on hand, or even swap farro for another grain

Ingredient Notes: 

Farro: For this recipe, I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Farro. Farro is an ancient grain and is a mainstay of the daily diet in ancient but is still a popular food and ingredient today. Farro is hearty, chewy, and rich with a nutty flavor that is great in salads, soups, casseroles, etc.

Red Wine Vinegar: A staple in Mediterranean cuisine, red wine vinegar is known for its delicious, tangy flavor that works so well in salads and dressings, as well as marinades and pickling. If you don’t have any on hand, a good substitute is white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

Hand juggling multiple bowls of farro salad

How to make this farro salad recipe: 

  1. Cook the Bob’s Red Mill Farro according to the instructions on the package. Allow them to cool.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and set them aside.
  3. In a small bowl, add the dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and cracked black pepper. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine ALL of the other ingredients. 
  5. Pour the dressing over top and mix to combine. Adjust seasoning to taste. 
  6. Serve yourself up a large bowl of this insanely tasty and nutritious salad!

Expert Tips & FAQ:

How to serve this salad: This salad is SUPER packed with everything you need this summer! Take it for lunch, potlucks, barbeques, etc.! Your friends and family will adore you!

Customize: Customize this farro salad recipe and add or remove any ingredients you wish- add some avocado, use apple cider vinegar, add some lemon zest, and even swap the parmesan for your favorite dairy-free substitute to make this vegan!

How can I make this farro salad recipe gluten-free? Make this farro salad recipe gluten-free by using quinoa!

Storage: Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 – 6 days. 

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Bob’s Red Mill Viral Farro Salad

5 from 5 votes
This easy, quick, and delicious farro salad was inspired by the viral Jennifer Aniston salad with my own spin to it. It's great for meal prep or summer!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Mediterranean
Cuisine Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegetarian
Servings 4 - 6 servings
Calories 529 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups farro cooked
  • 1 - 389 ml can chickpeas
  • 1 cup cucumber diced
  • 1 granny smith apple diced
  • 1 medium shallot diced
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • 3 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup fresh basil chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mint chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook the Bob’s Red Mill Farro according to the instructions on the package. Allow to cool.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add the dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and cracked black pepper. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ALL of the other ingredients. 
  • Pour the dressing overtop and mix to combine. Adjust seasoning to taste. 
  • Serve yourself up a large bowl of this insanely tasty and nutritious salad!!

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Notes

This salad is SUPER packed with everything you need this summer! Take it for lunch, potlucks, barbeques, etc.! Your friends and family will adore you!
Customize this salad and add or remove any ingredients you wish- add some avocado, use apple cider vinegar, add some lemon zest, and even swap the parmesan for your favorite dairy-free substitute to make this vegan!
Make this salad gluten free by using quinoa!
Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 – 6 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 82.1g | Protein: 19.3g | Fat: 15.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 5.8mg | Sodium: 664.4mg | Fiber: 10.9g | Sugar: 15.2g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Stephanie-Ann Savage

5 stars
Loved this. So versatile! Added cherry tomatoes and feta. Swapped out farro for Israeli Couscous because my local grocer didn’t have it. Amazing recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

yesss that makes me so happy!

Heidi Weaver

5 stars
Made this today for the 1st time. It is delicious! The depth of flavors is amazing. The only thing I omitted was the Parmesan cheese (daughter can’t do diary) – and it was still so good!! This will be a staple in our fridge all summer long.

Maria Koutsogiannis

this makes me so happy, thank you so much, heidi!

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