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a white bowl filled with apple pecan farro salad with dressing in a jar
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Autumn Apple Farro Salad

This autumn apple farro salad contains crunchy Granny Smith apples, pecans, dried cranberries, feta cheese, farro and spinach, all tossed in a tangy vinaigrette. The perfect way to celebrate apple season!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 237kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup farro uncooked; see note 1
  • 1 apple chopped; can use any type of apple
  • 4 handfulls spinach or arugula
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled

White Wine Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Cook farro: rinse under tap water for a minute. Combine in a pot with 2 cups of water and ¼ teaspoon salt. Simmer for 30 minutes, then drain off extra water and allow to cool. 
  • Shake together all vinaigrette ingredients in a jar or salad dressing shaker.
  • Combine the cooled farro with the apple, spinach, cranberries, pecans and feta cheese. Drizzle with the vinaigrette, toss it up and enjoy!

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Notes

1- farro is not gluten-free; if you'd like a truly GF salad, swap for quinoa or rice
2- make this salad a meal by topping with 4 oz of cooked protein (chicken or salmon would both go great)
Storage
This salad is best served immediately after dressing and does not keep for meal prep.
Some salad components may be prepped ahead (store in the fridge):
  • cook farro up to 4 days ahead 
  • crumble feta and slice onions up to 4 days ahead 
  • prepare the vinaigrette up to 2 weeks ahead 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 of batch | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg