As soon as you see sweet cherries available in your local supermarket, snag a bag to make this farro grain salad. Their sweetness is balanced by salty-smoky bacon and pungent blue cheese.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

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10 mins
40 mins
5 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium saucepan bring 3 cups water and the farro to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Drain off excess liquid.

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook bacon over medium until browned and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, reserving drippings in skillet. Add kale to skillet by the handful, cooking and stirring until each addition is wilted. Remove skillet from heat; stir in farro, bacon, cherries, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

  • For dressing: In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, 3 Tablespoons olive oil, the mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add to farro mixture; toss to coat. Top with blue cheese. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; fat 24g; cholesterol 25mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 41g; mono fat 13g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 8g; protein 11g; vitamin a 3683.7IU; vitamin c 46.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.4mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 57.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.3mcg; sodium 930mg; potassium 387mg; calcium 151mg; iron 2.1mg.