Warm Farro Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries.

Warm Farro Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries is delicious, easy to prepare, and is packed with a variety of flavors and nutrients. Cozy up in the fall and winter with a satisfying bowl of Warm Farro Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries.

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Farro is an ancient grain and the nutritional content is similar to brown rice, but it much higher in protein than brown rice. Farro also contains fiber, vitamin B, iron, and magnesium,

Cranberries are tasty and add beautiful color to this dish.. They have numerous health benefits and are full of B-vitamins and Vitamin C.

Walnuts add a wonderful crunch to this salad and just like farro, they are a great plant-based source of protein. Walnuts are also full fiber and healthy fats,

Warm Farro Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries is full of flavor, color, texture and nutrients. This is a dish that you will definitely want to share with family and friends.

FAQs about Farro

Farro is an ancient grain that resembles brown rice, and is packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A staple in Italy, this healthy grain is gaining popularity in the U.S. for its versatility and health benefits.

Farro contains more protein and fiber than other popular grains like brown rice or even quinoa.

Farro is a top whole-grain pick to help tame chronic inflammation, since it’s packed with fiber and antioxidants while also being a versatile pantry staple

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Note: Farro is a healthy whole grain but it is not gluten free. Those who are gluten intolerant you can easily swap the farro for brown rice or quinoa.

Cook the farro

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add a sprinkle of sea salt and add the farro. 

Once the water comes to a boil again, reduce the heat to low and simmer for roughly 20 minutes or until the farro is tender and al dente. Drain and set aside.

Make the farro salad

While the farro is simmering, heat a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the avocado oil, then the onions. Sauté for 5-6 minutes until soft and golden.

Now add the garlic, cranberries, and walnuts and sauté for 2-3 more minutes until the nuts are toasted.

Add the cooked and drained farro to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle with olive oil. 

Sprinkle with parsley (optional). Serve warm or chilled.

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Warm Farro Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries.

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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Ingredients

  • cups organic farro soaked and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ small sweet onion finely diced
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley chopped – optional
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Cook the farro

  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add a sprinkle of sea salt and add the farro.
    Once the water comes to a boil again, reduce the heat to low and simmer for roughly 20 minutes or until the farro is tender and al dente.
    Drain and set aside.

Make the farro salad

  • While the farro is simmering, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the avocado oil, then the onions. Sauté for 5-6 minutes until soft and golden.
  • Now add the garlic, cranberries, and walnuts and sauce for 2-3 more minutes until the nuts are toasted.
  • Add the cooked and drained farro to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle with olive oil.
    Sprinkle with parsley (optional)
    Serve warm or chilled.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Healthy Elizabeth

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