A few weeks ago Elsie and I got to travel to LA for a little work and a little fun. Los Angeles is one of my very favorite cities to visit. I love the weather, the shopping and all the delicious (and healthy) food!
While we were there, I ate a really fantastic farro salad from Tender Greens. So of course I had to try and make something similar that I can enjoy at home here in the midwest.
This would make an excellent side dish or it makes a fantastic lunch. This salad is super filling, flavorful and delicious! It could travel well to the office or to take to a picnic pot luck with friends.
Farro + Kale Salad, makes 6 servings
2 cups uncooked farro
1 1/2 cups chopped kale
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup dried cranberries
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
salt to taste
First cook the farro by boiling in salted water (2:1 ratio) for about 20 minutes until tender. Then drain and rinse in cold water (to quickly cool it down). Set aside.
Chop up the kale into very small pieces. Massage with half the oil (1/8 cup) so that it begins to soften. Chop up the cucumber into very small pieces as well. In a large bowl combine the farro, kale, cucumber, sunflower seeds and cranberries.
Drizzle on the remaining olive oil and toss to coat. In a small bowl or glass combine the balsamic vinegar and honey, whisk to combine. Drizzle over the salad and toss to coat. Taste the salad and season with salt as needed.
This looks simple yet really delicious! I will definitely be trying this recipe out as I’m always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate kale into my diet! Thanks so much!
Yum! Definitely want to try this out..
ide love to know some nutritional information about faro! can u buy it at any grocery store?
I made this recipe with a few substitutions: quinoa for farro (Dillon’s, our local grocery store, didn’t have farro and I had quinoa on hand) and almonds instead of sunflower seeds (again I fail at shopping at Dillon’s – I could only find salted sunflower seeds!) – and it turned out so good! 🙂
Emma, did you purchase your farro from one of the local “health food” stores?
Thanks for sharing!!
looks healthy! need to try smth similar
I am currently obsessed with farro!!
Looks so healthy! Bet it tasted delicious!
This will be fun to try!! I adore kale (especially raw with lemon and feta!) but I haven’t really had much farro.
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Sounds and looks delicious!
I’ve never tried it, but must say this salad looks so delicious and fresh! Perfect for a hot summer day!
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This looks good and interesting, I’ve never tried or really heard of farro more than twice, and this is the second time, so now I am curious. I would love to try this!
Yum, the restaurant at work has a similar dish as part of our salad bar, but without my beloved kale. I can’t wait to try this at home! I’m pretty obsessed with kale.
I am not very sure about this meal… really taste good?
It reminds me to newly harvested wheat i used to see in my uncle´s house when i was a child
Yum this looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Looks really good and healthy. I like it. Have a nice day
It looks delicious !
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Very simple ! but we love it!
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looks a bit like my lunch yesterday—-