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Creamy SpringTime Farro Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 2 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 35 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 37 mins
  • yield Yield: 8-10 1x
  • category Category: side dishes, salads, vegetarian, kid friendly
  • method Method: Stovetop
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


The perfect side dish for spring, filled with sweet peas, asparagus, fresh herbs and goat cheese!



  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Farro
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 lb. asparagus, cut into 1” sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet peas
  • 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Add Farro and water to a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. Drain out any excess liquid.
  2. Fill another medium size pot with water. Bring to a boil. Add asparagus and sweet peas to pot, cook vegetables for 3-4 minutes. Remove and immediate add to a large bowl filled with water and ice to blanch the vegetables and stop the cooking process. Drain out water. Set aside.
  3. For the dressing: in a small bowl add garlic clove, fresh thyme, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, ground mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until combined.
  4. In a large serving bowl, add Farro, asparagus, peas, crumbled goat cheese, sliced almonds and dressing. Toss to combine everything and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 205
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 296 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg

Keywords: cooking farro, spring salad, healthy side dishes