Farro Salad with Feta, Cucumbers and Sun Dried Tomatoes

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This farro salad is made with Mediterranean ingredients – cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon juice, feta, and mint – delicious as a side dish or even for lunch!

Farro Salad with Feta, Cucumbers and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Mediterranean Farro Salad

Farro is one of my favorite grains, and it’s a great one to try if you’re tired of brown rice or quinoa. This Mediterranean Farro Salad can be served chilled or at room temperature and would be perfect for bringing to a potluck or BBQ this summer. For more farro recipes, try this Asian Farro Medley with Salmon and Farro and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash.

Farro , Feta, Cucumbers and Sun Dried Tomatoes in a bowl.

Farro is an ancient Italian grain that has become quite popular in the US and throughout Europe in the past decade. It’s a great source of fiber, protein, and iron with a nutty flavor and chewy texture. It’s wonderful in salads, side dishes, and even soups. The pearled variety is as easy to cook as boiling pasta and only takes about 15-20 minutes. If you have never eaten farro, I highly encourage you to try it!!

What to Serve with Farro Salad:

This Mediterranean farro salad makes an excellent side for any summer BBQ. Serve it with grilled chicken kabobs or lamb chops. You could also add some grilled chicken or steak to the farro to make it a grain bowl.

Variations:

  • If you can’t find farro, you could use barley, quinoa, whole wheat couscous, brown rice, or even whole grain elbow macaroni instead.
  • If you don’t like feta, skip it or sub in goat cheese.
  • Add in extra veggies like roasted red peppers or chopped spinach.
  • Swap sun-dried tomatoes for fresh cherry or grape tomatoes.
  • Substitute the mint or parsley with basil.
  • For extra flavor, add fresh chopped garlic or kalamata olives.

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Farro Salad with Feta, Cucumbers and Sun Dried Tomatoes
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Farro Salad with Feta, Cucumbers and Sun-dried Tomatoes

241 Cals 9 Protein 39 Carbs 6.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
CUISINE: Mediterranean
This farro salad is made with Mediterranean ingredients – cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon juice, feta, and mint – delicious as a side dish or even for lunch!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked pearled farro
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated feta
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped cucumber, seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped mint or parsley
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook farro in salted water according to package directions until al dente, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  • Combine with remaining ingredients and toss well. Serve chilled or room temperature.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 6.5g, Sodium: 177.5mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 2g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: farro recipes, farro salad, mediterranean salad, Vegetarian Meals

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115 comments

  1. Perfect summer salad for lunch or as a side dish!  I added some canned chickpeas and roasted red peppers to up the protein a bit. 
    Love it!  

  2. This is good for road trips.  Only the feta needs to be in the cooler and can be added when you are ready to eat.  Tastes good and it’s satisfying.

  3. Oh my gosh this is so good.  I love trying new (to me)  farro recipes, and this one is so quick and simple…and simply delicious.  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  4. This is a super tasty dish, & right up our alley, since we’re a family which, for the most part, follows the ‘Mediterranean way of healthy eating’.  (BTW, when I cook with Farro, I use the ‘whole’ Farro, B/C of the health benefits of the whole grain).  

  5. This is a great recipe. My husband even liked it after turning up his nose at the idea of a “salad” made with “farro”. He was going to eat pork chops instead but when I gave him a taste of the salad, he wanted that and some chicken, Score! Made it according to the recipe (without the onion) and it is very tasty, Saved it in my Worth Repeating board on Pinterest.

  6. So good. I used cauliflower rice(can’t eat any grain). I made it 1 hour before serving so  the cauliflower would soak up the olive oil and lemon. It was delicious. Even my husband liked it and he is not a fan of cauliflower. Thank you for all the recipes that you post

  7. Had the ingredients in and made it. Delicious! Will be making this a lot this summer.

  8. I make this recipe all the time. Bring it to parties (pre-Covid). Everyone loves it. I have given many people the recipe. I do make a big batch and do not put the cucumber until I serve. It goes mushy. 2 thumbs up

  9. Thank you Gina…made this salad today for lunch and it was yum.  Sun dried tomatoes, nice taste.

  10. How long would this stay in the fridge? 

  11. This looks great! I will be making this for sure. I have a question about serving size, though. What is the best way to get the correct serving size? For example, the serving size for this is 1 cup. Do you use a measuring cup or is it better to weigh out 8 oz on a food scale? This is something I’ve wondered for awhile and am curious what you recommend! Thank you for all the great recipes. My family has enjoyed so many of them.

  12. So, so good! Made bowls with some sautéed ground turkey, was amazing!

  13. So yummy! My guy begged me to please make this again!! I used chopped cherry tomatoes instead of sundries bc that’s what i had on hand…and added sautéed garlic bc i am a garlic fanatic lol! Def recommend this one! 

  14. My first time making a recipe with Farro and of course being SkinnyTaste this one didn’t disappoint. Perfect for mealprep and enjoyed with some grilled chicken or a couple of drumsticks. Yum Yum!

  15. Mmm, just made this for the second time for a BBQ this afternoon. I doubled it because there were no leftovers last time!

  16. Didn't have sundried tomatoes, used fresh cherry tomatoes, and don't care for mint so substituted a chiffonade of fresh green and purple basils. Just delicious–can't wait for dinner (I'm sneaking spoonfuls from the bowl until then).

  17. Where I live you cannot buy Farro, sadly, but I used quinoa. And instead of the normal dried tomatoes i used the dried ones in oil. I totally looooooove this dish, i don't want to eat any other salad anymore.

  18. Sold definately gonna try it, and if I dont like the Farro I'll just switch to quinoa next time…

  19. Sold definately gonna try it, and if I dont like the Farro I'll just switch to quinoa next time…

  20. I love this recipe! I've made it many times since you first posted it. I had never tried farro before and love the texture and flavor of it especially in this salad.