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A strawberry farro salad in a serving bowl on top of a marble counter

Strawberry Farro Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 50 minutes
  • yield Yield: 5 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: American

Description

This ultra-flavorful Strawberry Farro Salad features fresh basil, tangy goat cheese, crunchy pecans and a citrusy homemade dressing. It’s a super quick and easy side salad that packs a nutritious punch!

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Ingredients

For the Strawberry Farro Salad

  • 1 cup of farro
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 13 strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 oz. of goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of basil, chopped

For the Citrus Dressing

  • 1 T. orange zest
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1 T. of honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of pepper
  • 3 T. of olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan add water and dry farro to pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Fluff the farro with a fork, transfer to a bowl, and allow farro to cool.
  4. To a small bowl whisk together orange zest, orange juice, honey or agave, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until emulsified.
  5. To a  medium bowl, add farro, strawberries, basil, pecans, goat cheese and pour the dressing over top. Using a spoon, toss together until the farro is coated with the dressing and everything is combined.

Notes

  • Makes 4-6 servings
  • Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis – Food Network.
  • To Make Ahead: Refrigerate cooled farro in an airtight container for up to a week. Refrigerate dressing in a sealed jar for 5-7 days, shaking or mixing it well before using. Prepare each salad ingredient a day in advance and refrigerate everything in separate airtight containers. Assemble salad when ready to enjoy.
  • To Store Extras: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container, storing the dressing separately if possible. Enjoy leftovers within 1-2 days. If dressing is separate, it will last for up to a week.

Keywords: strawberry salad, goat cheese salad, salad with fruit