Farro & Fruit Salad


This make-ahead grain salad is bursting with fresh blueberries and a lemony vinaigrette.

Farro and Fruit Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 shallots, finely chopped

  • 2 cup pearled farro

  • 4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • 4 cup baby spinach leaves

  • 2 cup blueberries

  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed, halved, cored, and very thinly sliced

  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)

  • 1 cup roasted, salted pistachios, coarsely chopped

  • 8 ounce goat cheese, crumbled


  1. In a large saucepan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add 2 of the shallots; cook and stir until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add farro; cook and stir 1 minute more. Add broth; bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, until farro is soft but still chewy in the center, about 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water; drain. Let cool.

  2. Meanwhile, for dressing, in a screw-top jar, combine 1/2 cup olive oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, remaining shallot, oregano, salt, and pepper. Shake to combine. Toss half of the dressing with the farro. Cover and chill remaining dressing until serving time (let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes before serving if chilled).

  3. In an extra-large serving dish combine farro mixture, spinach, blueberries, fennel, green onions, pistachios, and goat cheese. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. To serve, pour remaining dressing over layers; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
26g Fat
41g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 458mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 148mg 11%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 408mg 9%
Folate, total 67.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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