We love this winter citrus farro salad! It’s hearty and satisfying, is delicious served warm or chilled and the perfect make-ahead lunch.
I’ve got the best winter salad we can enjoy for the next few months!
This hearty citrus farro salad is satisfying and delicious, tossed with arugula, pistachios, radish slices, orange segments and feta cheese.
It tastes incredible, looks pretty, is the perfect combination of sweet and savory and hits the spot.
I can’t get enough of this!
Sure, the combo of ingredients is one of the reasons that this is so good. The texture and crunch, the chew of the cooked farro, the creaminess of the cheese and the tang of the dressing.
But there is one other big thing.
The reason this farro salad is so delicious? The farro is cooked in orange juice!
I cook the farro in a mixture of water and orange juice. It’s delightful. Sweet but still savory, chewy with a hint of the citrus tanginess. It brings a real depth of flavor to the salad too. Trust me, you’ll want to eat a few spoonfuls of the farro alone.
Once the farro is finished, I toss it with the arugula. This adds a peppery bite that complements the citrus very well.
I also make a pomegranate vinaigrette that I drizzle on the base – all over the farro and arugula. This dressing is so delicious! It has hints of maple, red wine vinegar, pomegranate and garlic. It’s wonderful for the season and very versatile too.
After the dressing shower, I toss the salad over and over before adding the rest of the goods.
Let’s just call them the best part.
Thinly sliced radish, for that extra crisp with a bite.
Orange segments, with all their juicy, refreshing flavor.
Chopped pistachios, because they are everything.
And creamy feta! I live for feta.
Toss it all together and boom, the ideal winter lunch or dinner bowl. (more…)