Apple orange farro salad

Yes, the little bowl is the focus. But I just couldn’t resist sharing my giddiness at how much I love this time of year! Our fruit bowls overfloweth! (The boys eat a ridiculous amount of fruit, so much in fact that last week required 2 grocery carts.) 

Sidenote: The most Googled recipe in Minnesota is shortcake. (Duh). I admit I contribute to those statistics, it’s one of our fav ways to enjoy fresh fruit. I would buy stock in Redi-Whip if I wasn’t spending so much on groceries.

I created this recipe after having an orange barley salad at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, which is an absolutely lovely place for lunch and quiet reflection time. The sculpture garden set atop a hilltop overlooking apple trees is one of my favorite spots. (Be sure to check Groupon, you can often find discounted admission tickets). 

The combination of apples and oranges seemed apropos, and perfect for a future picnic date 😊

Apple Orange Farro Salad 

  • 8 oz farro
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • Juice and zest of one orange
  • 1/4c dried cranberries 
  • 1/4c chopped red onion
  • 1/4c sliced almonds
  • 1tsp dijon
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh parsley and dill if you have it

Cook farro according to package directions. Zest and juice orange. Drain farro and place it while hot into orange mixture. Mix in vinegar, dijon and oil. Allow to cool before adding remaining ingredients. Serve cold or at room temperature.

14 thoughts on “Apple orange farro salad

    1. It’s similar to barley, yes. In that ancient grain category of things good for us to eat. I find it lighter than barley, not as mushy as pearl couscous or as gritty as quinoa. Easy to cook too in that you just put it in a pot and boil (no measuring). You can also throw it in soups or use it like you would risotto. Trader Joe’s carries an 8 oz package. -Kris waiting excitedly for reports of Cloud-speriments

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      1. I’m definitely going to look it up, it sounds great. I eat a lot of cous cous, mostly because it’s so fast to preapre, how long do you personally cook this Farro for?

        – Esme looking curious upon the Cloud


    1. I get mine at my local grocery store (which is admittedly a bit fancy pants). You could sub white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Champagne vinegar is just a bit lighter and less tang, IMO.

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      1. Thanks for reading that post! Aldis seem to be popping up everywhere now. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that one gets put in near you!

        Alright, I can do that! Thank you 🙂

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