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Greek Farro Salad from in a white basketweave bowl

Greek Farro Salad

Perfect for a picnic, this Greek Farro Salad is full of chewy farro, kalamata olives, tomatoes, feta cheese and more!

Greek Farro Salad from in a white basketweave bowl

Greek Farro Salad

I was lucky enough to spend 3 days in Miami with some of my best blogger buddies. The food highlight of the trip was eating brunch with my dear Sunday Supper friends, Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Aly of Cooking in Stilettos, and Shaina of Take a Bite out of Boca.

Brunch at Michael's

The ever informed Aly lead us to Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink and we literally swooned over every bite. Shaina and I split a Greek Farro Salad that I immediately wanted to recreate. What better platform than at a picnic organized by my Sunday Supper friends? I took the letter “G” for Greek Farro Salad.

Overhead view of Greek Farro Salad in a white bowl on a red and white checked napkin

International Picnic Day

If you can boil, chop and whisk, you can make this salad. I cooked the farro in chicken broth, but salted water is perfect, too. Lots of chopped veggies are added: tomatoes (a seeded, beefy garden tomato would be ideal), cucumbers, onion and black olives…along with some crumbled feta cheese. The vinaigrette had a Greek feel with red wine vinegar and lemon juice whisked with olive oil. Some minced fresh oregano provided some additional Mediterranean flair.

More Picnic Salads You’ll Love:

I love the fun salads you find at a pitch in meal. Not always healthy, but so many tasty varieties!

Some of my favorites include this Broccoli Salad with a few modern updates, this Potato and Green Bean Salad, a twist on the classic potato salad, and this Quinoa Black Bean Salad is delicious and definitely a 21st century recipe!

The Picnic Game:

Today we are celebrating International Picnic Day by bringing you a basket packed with goodies from A to Z, in the style of the picnic game!

I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing…Asian Chicken SaladAsian Chicken Salad from Try Anything Once Culinary

Beautiful Beet SaladBeautiful Beet Salad from Small Wallet, Big Appetite

Chicken Muffeletta SandwichChicken Muffuletta from Marlene Baird

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie CupsDouble Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups from The Dinner-Mom

EloteElote from Peaceful Cooking

Fennel SlawFennel Slaw from FoodieTots

Greek Farro Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Honey Porter Glazed Chicken and Vegetable SkewersHoney Porter Glazed Chicken and Vegetable Skewers from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Italian Pasta SaladItalian Pasta Salad from Casa de Crews

Japanese Plum SushiJapanese Plum Sushi from NinjaBaking.com

KolachesKudos Kitchen Kolaches from Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Lemon Yogurt Bundt CakeLemon Yogurt Bundt Cake from In The Kitchen With KP

Molasses Lovers BeansMolasses Lovers Baked Beans from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Northern Bean Salad with Egg and ProsciuttoNorthern Bean Salad with Egg and Prosciutto from Family Foodie

Orzo SaladOrzo Salad from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

Quinoa-Stuffed Grape LeavesQuinoa-Stuffed Grape Leaves from Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Roasted Fingerlings with Caper and DillRoasted Fingerlings with Capers and Dill from Peanut Butter and Peppers

Spicy Southern Fried ChickenSpicy Southern Fried Chicken from Food Lust People Love

Tuscan Bread SaladTuscan Bread Salad from Curious Cuisiniere

ultimate potato saladUltimate Potato Salad from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

Veggie Loaded SandwichesVeggie Loaded Sandwiches from Momma’s Meals

Wild Watermelon SangriaWild Watermelon Sangria from The Weekened Gourmet

Xavier SoupXavier Chicken Dumpling Soup from Nik Snacks

Yogurt Banana Berry Ice PopsYogurt Banana Berry Ice Pops from girlichef

and…

Za'atar-Spiced Chickpea and Freekeh Salad by Heather Schmitt-GonzalezZa’atar-Spiced Freekeh and Chickpea Salad from The Sunday Supper Movement

Let’s ALL celebrate International Picnic Day! 

What do you like to  bring along on a picnic??

More Healthy Salads You’ll Love

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Overhead view of Greek Farro Salad in a white bowl on a red and white checked napkin

Greek Farro Salad

A farro salad filled with Mediterranean flavors and ingredients!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad, Side Dish
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Greek

Ingredients

  • 1 cup farro, cooked according to package instructions (I cooked in chicken broth) and drained well and cooled slightly
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced, then chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/41/2 cup crumbled French feta

Instructions

  1. In a serving bowl, toss together cooked farro with olive oil. Add tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion and olives.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Add to salad and toss. Add feta and gently toss. Allow salad to sit at room temperature for about a half hour to let flavors meld. Adjust seasonings as needed.

 

Skinny Tip

I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.

Tip #16: When dining out, a salad drenched in creamy dressing may not be your best choice. Look for a salad with a vinaigrette and watch out for high fat add ins such a deli meats and cheeses. A better choice is often a grilled protein like salmon or chicken with a side of grilled vegetables.

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56 comments on “Greek Farro Salad”

  1. Lizzy, this sounds so yummy and refreshing! Love farro!

  2. I love Greek salads! The addition of farro (which I have never had) looks and sounds wonderful.

  3. Gorgeous! I love all of these ingredients. It has been so much fun to meet some of my blogger friends – hope to meet you someday soon!

  4. I have been wanting to try farro but just haven’t gotten around to it because, well I really didn’t know what to do with it. Now I do 🙂

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