Recipe For Farro Salad With An Avocado Dressing

Farro has been a part of the Mediterranean diet since Roman times. It is a great source of fibre and can be used to make risotto. Here I have used this easy and quick to prepare ingredient to make a farro salad.

Farro Salad
Farro Salad
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Since Dave and I moved to the new gym in Gordons Bay I have changed my routine. Part of the reason is that they have terrible showers. The pressure is so bad I could not face my morning shower. And it takes an age for the hot water to come through, which is a waste of time and water. Neither of which we can afford to spare. The other reason is that the gym is closer to home meaning I don’t have to go out of my way to train. They are in the same centre as the Woolworths I shop at which is most convenient. It means one stop every afternoon to get fit and shop for our vegetables. When I am time constrained I like to buy ready-made salads. These are not cost effective at all but really delicious.

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Woolworths have grain salads that I have taken a particular liking to. They offer up something different for our weekly braai and I have used them as inspiration to make my own. In warmer weather I start off by choosing the grain and then add salad dressing or pesto. Being quite soft in texture I make sure to add something crunchy, and of course, something fresh. The options are endless. And making this at home is both easy and cheap so I don’t have an excuse really to not do so. I recently bought farro in Italy and have used this as the base. It takes a mere 10 minutes to cook and has a nutty taste. It is a great alternative to cous cous or quinoa and I will buy some more when we go to England in October.

Farro Salad

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Farro Salad
 
Farro makes a great alternative to cous cous as a base for a grain salad
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Ingredients
  • 1l water
  • 10mls salt
  • 90g farro
  • 45mls avocado salad dressing
  • Assortment of seasonal fresh and pickled vegetables, herbs and baby leaves *
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
Method
  1. Place the water into a large sauce pan and bring to the boil
  2. Add the salt and the farro and bring back to the boil
  3. Stir and leave to cook for 10 minutes
  4. Strain the water through a colander and leave to cool
  5. Place the farro into a salad bowl and add the dressing and mix through
  6. Add your seasonal vegetables, pickled vegetables, herbs and / or baby leaves as desired
  7. Season to taste and serve
My Notes
Try using cherry tomatoes, fresh rocket, basil, baby spinach, goats milk feta, pickled courgettes or cucumbers, corn off the cob, fresh peas, beans

 

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16 thoughts on “Recipe For Farro Salad With An Avocado Dressing

  1. This salad looks delicious 🙂
    Pamela (BrooklynFarmGirl) sharing the blog ♥ Strawberry Ice Cream With No EggsMy Profile

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    1. Thank you Pamela 🙂

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  2. ooh, pomegranate seeds! they look so good here. i bet pickled green beans would also be tasty in this salad (:
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    1. That is such a great idea Heather 🙂

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  3. This farro salad looks really adorable. And love the addition of pomegranate arils.
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    1. Thanks Anu 🙂

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  4. I’ve never had farro. I must try it some day. Not really the weather for salads here but I like salad any time of year. In fact I had duck 🦆 salad tonight. This sounds healthy Tandy.
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    1. Duck salad sounds amazing! We eat salads quite often in winter if it is warm enough 🙂

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  5. I’ve never tried it in a risotto but am curious to now! 😀
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    1. Me too!

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  6. Looks like a fabulous salad Tandy, I just bought some farro last week, will definitely be making this salad with that amazing avocado dressing.

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    1. Let me know what you added Cheri 🙂

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  7. I’m still yet to try farro, I really must, this sounds so good.
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    1. I am really enjoying it as it is something different 🙂

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  8. A lovely looking salad, Tandy. I am going to keep this recipe for summer time braais.

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    1. Let me know if you would like some farro 🙂

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