A cool and tasty side dish! Farro is mixed with the classic caprese flavors or basil, mozzarella, and tomato before being tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix farro and Swanson® Chicken Broth together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain; allow to cool completely.

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  • Transfer cooled farro to a bowl. Stir in tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, almonds, and sliced onion. Add vinaigrette and mix well.

Cook's Note:

Other grains such as barley or spelt could easily be substituted for farro.

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Nutrition Facts

178 calories; protein 8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 20.9g 7% DV; fat 8.3g 13% DV; cholesterol 10.9mg 4% DV; sodium 516.4mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2016
I added cucumber but followed the recipe otherwise. It was fantastic with the balsamic dressing I made from scratch. This was the first time I've used farro and it has a delicious nutty flavor on its own. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2016
I added cucumber but followed the recipe otherwise. It was fantastic with the balsamic dressing I made from scratch. This was the first time I've used farro and it has a delicious nutty flavor on its own. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2017
We made this multiple times this summer and served this dish to guests. I highly recommend it! It's refreshing and satisfying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2018
Delicious!! My husband and I are trying to eat healthier so I made this Farro salad for lunch today. I have food allergies so I omitted the nuts. I used ciliegine (small cherry size mozzarella balls) which worked out fantastically!! I also made my own balsamic dressing. Thank you SunnyDay for a healthy Farro recipe! Definitely will be making this again a strong my garden yields more basil & tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2018
Really fun side salad and an easy introduction to farro for folks who haven't tried it yet. Personally I wanted more tomato/cheese/dressing to the farro ratio. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2019
Everyone in my family including my 6 and 9 year old love this. I have made it several times exactly as the recipe states. I did omit the onion this last time as I didn t have it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2020
Very good! Didn't have balsamic vinaigrette so I just did half balsamic vinegar and half olive oil and added some kosher salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2020
Made some adjustment based on what I had on hand. I added cucumbers and instead of tomatoes used roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella. I used red wine vinaigrette and pine nuts instead of almonds. In addition to the fresh basil I added fresh thyme and parsley. Will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2019
Loved it. Made it without almonds and did not miss them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2018
Adding Farro to the traditional Caprese salad offers fiber protein. It was a wonderful side to Saturday football games. Everyone really liked the salad. Read More
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