August 31, 2018

Healthy Summer Recipe – Summer Farro Salad

Enjoy some of your favorite summertime flavors in this take on a summer farro salad. Either on the side or for your main dish, farro (a nutty grain) holds its own and pairs great with your favorite flavors and ingredients.


  • 2 cups cooked farro (or other grain such as quinoa or wheat berries)
  • 2-3 roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¹/3-½ cup basil, chopped
  • ½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

For Dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp dried oregano or parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


Add roasted red peppers, beans and basil to farro. Whisk together dressing ingredients and add to grain mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Optional: Add more vegetables such as cucumber, zucchini, chopped onions or yellow squash.

4 servings – Nutrition information (per serving):

  • 234 calories
  • 6.6 g fat
  • 0.6 g saturated fat
  • 236 mg sodium
  • 36.8 g carbohydrates
  • 7.8 g fiber
  • 8 g protein

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, RN, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission Weight Management Recipes courtesy National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and Mary Lindsey Jackson.

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