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Cherry Farro Salad

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Course:Salad, Side Dish
Keyword:Cherries, Dairy Free, Easy Recipe, lunch inspiration, Salad, Side dish, Summer


  • 1 cup uncooked farro
  • 1/4 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp extra for cooking farro
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2/3 cup pitted and quartered cherries
  • 1/3 cup pistachios or toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped shredded basil
  • Goat Cheese crumbles - optional addition


  • Cook farro according to package directions in salted water (1/2 tsp)
  • Let cool 30 minutes
  • Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt to a medium bowl and whisk to combine
  • Add in farro and mix with a large spoon to throughly combine
  • Fold in cherries and basil
  • Add nuts when you are ready to serve (this can be made up 1 day before)


Note: I like to make a big batch of this and use for 2 nights and/or to add to lunch salads. The sliced almonds get soggy after a day, but the pistachios hold up better over a few days. You could also just add the nuts to the portion you are using.
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