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Mediterranean Farro Salad

Mediterranean Farro Salad

A salad made with farro, feta cheese, Greek olives, grape tomatoes, fresh herbs, and a red wine vinaigrette.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1
Author Renee

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 2 cups uncooked farro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese chopped into cubes
  • 3/4 cup Greek or kalamata olives pitted and cut in half
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley coarsely chopped
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette

For the red wine vinaigrette:

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shallot chopped
  • A few grinds of pepper
  • Pinch of Sea or kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

For the salad:

  1. Rinse the farro and place it and the salt in a 3-quart saucepan. Cover the farro with 2 to 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until tender (about 30 minutes). Drain and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, add farro, feta, olives, tomatoes, rosemary, thyme, parsley, pepper, and 1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette. Stir gently to combine. Add additional vinaigrette if desired. (Vinaigrette recipe makes 1 cup).

For the vinaigrette:

  1. In a blender, add mustard, honey, garlic, shallot, salt, pepper, and red wine vinegar. Blend/liquify ingredients. With the blender on low, slowly pour in the olive oil and blend until combined.

Recipe Notes

A salad made with farro, feta cheese, Greek olives, grape tomatoes, fresh herbs, and a red wine vinaigrette.