Rating: 4.5 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0

Here's a delicious salad using a whole grain that not only tastes good but is good for you! The flavors are refreshing and sweet while the crunchy nuts and farro give it wonderful texture!

Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Vinaigrette:
Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk oil, maple syrup, vinegar, sugar, and salt together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

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  • Cook and stir walnuts in a small skillet over low heat until toasted and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Bring chicken broth, farro, oregano, and basil to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat, cover with a lid, and let sit until all the liquid has been absorbed, about 30 minutes. Transfer farro to a glass bowl and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes more.

  • Mix walnuts, green apples, dried cherries, and parsley into farro. Drizzle dressing over farro mixture and toss to coat; refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I have also substituted celery or jicama in place of the apple; it adds crunch and color but prefer the apple for taste.

Vegetable broth can be substituted for chicken broth. Honey can be substituted for maple syrup.

For this recipe, use par-boiled Italian farro or spelt.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 48.4g; fat 13.7g; cholesterol 2.1mg; sodium 599.9mg. Full Nutrition
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