Recipes and Cooking Grain Salad with Greens, Cherries, and Crispy Bacon 5.0 (1) 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. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 1, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 5 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 cup water 1 cup uncooked farro, rinsed and drained 4 slices bacon, chopped 1 5 ounce package baby kale 1 ½ cup fresh sweet cherries, pitted 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup red wine vinegar 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon coarse-grain mustard 2 ounce blue cheese, sliced or crumbled Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 417 Calories 24g Fat 41g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 417 % Daily Value * Total Fat 24g 31% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 25mg 8% Sodium 930mg 40% Total Carbohydrate 41g 15% Total Sugars 8g Protein 11g Vitamin C 46.6mg 233% Calcium 151mg 12% Iron 2.1mg 12% Potassium 387mg 8% Folate, total 57.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg 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.