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Farro salad with arugula, cucumbers, and tomatoes in a bowl.
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Mediterranean Farro Salad with Feta and Arugula

This 5-ingredient healthy and nutritious Mediterranean Farro Salad with Feta cheese and Arugula is perfect for a Summer party or a BBQ cookout! You can make it ahead of time and refrigerate for a couple of days!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup farro
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 3 small cucumbers diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes diced
  • cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Put 1 cup of rinsed farro with 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and bring it to boil. When it starts simmering, reduce the heat to medium/low, cover the pot with a lid, and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the grain is cooked. If you have any excess liquid left, just drain it.
  • Let the farro cool off completely before prepping the salad.
  • When ready, add all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl (cooked farro, arugula, diced cucumbers, diced cherry tomatoes, feta cheese) and mix.
  • Dress it with Lemon Vinaigrette or Citrus Vinaigrette and mix again to evenly coat.
  • You can serve it immediately or refrigerate before serving.

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Notes

Farro. Always cool off any grains or pasta before adding them to the salad. This will help to keep all the vegetable and greens fresh.
Cucumbers. I like to use small European cucumbers as they have more flavor and are less watery.
Vegan Option. To make it dairy-free/vegan, just skip feta cheese or use a vegan option.
Can I make it in advance?
Yes. Put the salad in an air tight container and it will keep fresh in the fridge for two days.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 702IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg