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Fast Farro Salad

Published in Recipes, Salads & Vegetables Author: CentraCare

Recipe adapted from Family Food on the Table.


  • 1 ½ c. farro (or pearled barley)
  • 2 tsp. sunflower oil
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 ½ c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced


  • Cook farro according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, chop veggies and heat 1 tsp. oil in a sauté pan over medium heat.
  • Add bell pepper and sauté for 2 min.
  • Add zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Sauté veggies until tender, about 5 min.
  • Add tomatoes and cook until heated through, about 2 min.
  • Transfer farro to a bowl and top with veggies.
  • Drizzle apple cider vinegar and remaining oil; mix well and season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions.

Serves 4.

Nutrition Information Per Serving
CaloriesFatSat. FatTrans FatSodiumCarb.FiberProtein
Fast Farro Salad2503.5 g.0 g.0 g.310 mg.50 g.9 g.8 g.