You might have heard this story before, (you’ve probably lived this story before) but this particular ending is delicious! This Farro Salad is worth reading about!
I recently went out to lunch with a group of friends, at a restaurant I go to frequently. While looking at the menu, I was tempted to order my “usual”, but instead decided to take a chance on this Farro Salad. Thank goodness I did! As soon as I started eating, I decided this was a dish I needed to create at home. ASAP.
Farro Salad with Salmon and Roasted Vegetables.
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I’m always looking for more reasons to eat farro. An ancient grain, I find it the perfect comfort food. Pair farro salad with a simple piece of salmon, roasted vegetables and a creamy parmesan dressing and it is off the charts delicious.
This one can be eaten warm on those nights you need comfort, and cold on the days you’re looking for more of a salad.
You can use a bottled Creamy Parmesan Dressing for this recipe, or find out how easy is it to make your own homemade dressing, and use our recipe for Creamy Parmesan Dressing. (It’s worth the extra 10 minutes!)
Farro Salad with Salmon and Roasted Vegetables
This is a flavorful, hearty dish that can be served warm or cold! See the Recipe Notes for more tips!
- 1 zucchini sliced and halved into 1/2 inch pieces
- 4 carrots peeled and sliced into coins approximately 1/2 inch in size
- 1 red pepper diced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 bunch green onion sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 1/4 pounds salmon skin on
- 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- pepper to taste
- 1 cup farro
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 Tablespoons Creamy Parmesan Dressing (see our recipe!)
- 4 ounces baby spinach
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium sized bowl, toss the carrot coins with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Spread the carrot coins on on third of the baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes.
In a medium sized sauce pan, bring chicken stock to a boil. Add the farro and turn down to a simmer. Set a timer for 25 minutes.
In the medium sized bowl you used previously, toss zucchini and red pepper with 1 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Leaving the carrots on the baking sheet, spread the zucchini mixture on the middle third of the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
Paint the salmon with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle with pepper. Leaving the vegetables on the baking sheet, place the salmon skin side down on the last third of the baking sheet. Sprinkle the entire baking sheet with the salt (salmon and vegetables) and add the green onions to the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes (this time will depend on your desired level of doneness and the thickness of your salmon fillet).
While the salmon is cooking, check the farro, which should be slightly chewy. Stir and remove from the heat.
Transfer farro to the medium sized bowl and stir in Creamy Parmesan Dressing. Stir in the roasted vegetables.
Divide the baby spinach into 4 portions on 4 plates (or bowls). Divide farro and vegetable mixture into four portions and heap onto the spinach. Divide the salmon into four portions and top each plate with a portion of salmon. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Try to cut the vegetables relatively the same size. The carrots will still take longer to cook, but the vegetables will all cook more evenly.
- You can also use salmon that does not have the skin on, but you may need to adjust your cooking times. Just try to use the freshest salmon you can, as the salmon is front and center in this recipe!
- You can use a bottled Creamy Parmesan Dressing for simplicity, or use our recipe for Creamy Parmesan Dressing, and discover how easy it is to make your own homemade dressings!
Keep reading for some fabulous farro recipes from some fellow bloggers!
Wondering what to do with the rest of your farro? Try these!
One Pot Farro with Chicken and Tomatoes on our very own blog
Pea and Farro with Mint and Feta by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Winter Farro Salad with Feta and Citrus Vinaigrette by Whole Food Bellies
Cranberry Apple Farro by My Suburban Kitchen
Chicken and Sweet Potato Farro Salad by Sidewalk Shoes
Lemon Cumin Grilled Chicken Farro Salad by Sidewalk Shoes
Do you have any great farro recipes? Tell us in the comments below!
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