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Farro Grain Salad

Mountain Cravings
Farro Grain Salad is deliciously simple: hearty grains, colorful veggies, and a light coating of dressing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 219 kcal


  • cups farro
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 1 to mato diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 T. light mayonnaise
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine the farro and broth in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes until al dente; we want it to absorb more juices without getting soggy. Drain any excess broth and let cool.
  • While the farro cooks, sauté the bell pepper and shallot in olive oil until softened.
  • In a large bowl, fold together the cooked farro, bell pepper, shallot, tomato, and cilantro.
  • Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt & pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat.
  • Let sit for at least 30 minutes before serving so the farro absorbs all those good flavors. Serve at room temp.