Summer Vegetable Farro Salad

Summer Vegetable Farro Salad mixed in white bowl

This Summer Vegetable Farro Salad is not your average “bring to a cookout” salad! It’s loaded with delicious chewy farro and tons of Summer veggies! Refreshing, light and delicious!

This post is sponsored as part of Bob’s Red Mill #RedMillandBlue campaign. I recieved free product from Bob’s Red Mill to create this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own! Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make OBB possible! 

It’s Summer, y’all. And for me, Summer means lots of cookouts! And also a lot of bug bites. Seriously my legs are eaten up. Anyone have any good recommendations for a non-toxic bug spray?! Hit ya girl up! LOL! Anyway – speaking of being eaten up….let’s talk about this Summer Vegetable Farro Salad!!!

top half of bowl of Summer Vegetable Farro Salad

What is Farro?

Prior to this recipe, I had never had farro! Y’all know how much I love my grains..so I am SO happy to add a new one to my weekly menu! If you’re not familiar, farro is an ancient Medditerrenaean grain. It is made with similar ingredients to more familiar grains like rice or quinoa – however, it has such a delicious nutty flavor and a chewy texture! Not to mention, it has a ton of fiber in each serving size! Carbs + fiber = a win-win in my book!

Bobs Red Mill organic farro package

cooked farro in pot

The Best Summer Vegetables

I recently let y’all know in my Heirloom Tomato Tart post that I have come to love fresh tomatoes. FINALLY. PRAISES. So, it’s no surprise that I made sure to load this salad up with the best cherry tomatoes! They’re bite sized, they’re juicy – they’re so perfectly in season that they are almost sweet!

Another vegetable that happens to make its way into this Farro Salad is corn! Fresh corn, to be exact. I sliced it right off of the cob. It is SO fresh and juicy, y’all. I personally love corn. I don’t get to have it nearly as often as I’d like due to the fact that my husband isn’t a big fan. However, this corn seriously gives this salad a super refreshing and crunchy vibe!

Lastly, we have the always delicious and perfect garnish of green onions! I personally love green onions! They aren’t as mellow as yellow onions but aren’t as spicy as red. They have the perfect balance to achieve that nice crunchy “kick” without being too overwhelming.

Summer Vegetable Farro Salad ingredients in bowl

When you combine all of these elements and then of course you add the best tangy and creamy feta cheese – you have the Summer Veggie Farro Salad! It’s savory! It’s refreshing! It’s light, creamy and delicious! The perfect dish to bring to a Summer BBQ or to eat when you’re staying at home enjoying your back deck sipping on a glass of white wine. Or is that just me and what I would rather do?! #homebodyforLIFE! Let’s get into how to make it!

Ingredients You Need for Summer Vegetable Farro Salad:

  • Bob’s Red Mill Organic Farro
  • cherry tomatoes
  • green onions
  • feta cheese
  • fresh corn
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon

How to Make Summer Vegetable Farro Salad:

Start with rinsing 1 cup of farro. To a medium pan, add the rinsed farro and cover it with 3 cups of water (or stock!) and a pinch of salt. Bring this to a rolling boil on the stove. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Summer Vegetable Farro Salad ingredients in bowl overhead shot

While the farro cooks, prep your vegetables! Dice 3 stalks of green onions very thinly. Slice the corn directly off of 3 cobs (it’s about 1 cup worth of fresh corn). Halve about ½ a pint of cherry tomatoes. Set all of these aside.

mixing the Summer Vegetable Farro Salad together

When your farro is done, season it with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add it to a large bowl. To the bowl, add in your corn, green onions, tomatoes and about ½ cup of feta cheese. Mix to combine. Add a drizzle of olive oil on top as well as the juice of an entire lemon and mix one more time.

two golden spoons in bowl of Summer Vegetable Farro Salad

Enjoy this Summer Vegetable Farro Salad hot or cold! It’s the Perfect summer dish. Your guests won’t be able to NOT eat this – especially paired with a refreshing beverage!

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few others you might like:

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Basil Sauce

Light and Easy Spring Pasta

Roasted Spring Veggie Flatbread

Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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Summer Vegetable Farro Salad

This Summer Vegetable Farro Salad is not your average “bring to a cookout” salad! It’s loaded with delicious chewy farro and tons of Summer veggies! Refreshing, light and delicious!

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword farro, farro salad, summer vegetable farro salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill farro, rinsed
  • 3 cups water (or stock)
  • 1/2 pint halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3 large stalks of green onions, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup fresh corn (sliced from the cob)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese (more if desired)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • drizzle of olive oil

Instructions

  1. Rinse one cup of farro. To a medium pot, add the rinsed farro followed by 3 cups of water or stock. Add a pinch of salt and bring this to a rolling boil on high heat. Once boiling, reduce to medium low heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes.

  2. While the farro cooks, prep the vegetables. Thinly dice your green onions. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Slice the fresh corn directly off of the cob. Slice the lemon in half. Set these aside.

  3. Once the farro is done, add it to a bowl. To this bowl, add the cherry tomatoes, corn, green onions, feta and mix to combine. Add the juice of one lemon and a drizzle of olive oil as well as salt and pepper to taste. Mix to combine. Enjoy hot or cold!

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    1. Thank you so much, Gwen! You can find it at your local grocery store, on Bob Red Mill’s website OR on Amazon 🙂 Such a reasonably priced grain!!

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