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Garden Farro Salad with Feta

This Garden Farro Salad with Feta is packed with flavor and crunchy summer veggies! 

This Garden Farro Salad with Feta is packed with flavor and crunchy summer veggies! 

I have a confession to make. I haven’t been cooking much at all the last couple of weeks. I go in spurts it seems, feeling the urges to cook earlier in the day or on the weekends. But come dinnertime, my meal that is planned barely comes together and when it does it is definitely not measured or documented or looking pretty enough for a picture – so it really won’t be making it’s way here to the blog. I feel like this every summer it seems (though add pregnancy to the mix and whoa), so I’m not too surprised. The difference is most summers I spend more time using my grill at dinnertime and with the rainy, muggy afternoon weather we’ve been getting that just hasn’t been happening as much as I’d like. Instead, ironically, I’ve been using the heck out of my slow cooker instead.

Now, this salad. This Garden Farro Salad was a product of burst of cooking energy I had last week. In fact, I made it again yesterday. I am so hooked on the simplicity and freshness of this farro salad that I can’t stop eating it once I stop. And it is so good for you!! If you’ve never cooked with farro, you must add it to your list of grains to try, it’s become one of my favorites. And as far as za’atar, you must add this spice to your list as well. I just learned of it from my friend Liz, who adds it to her famous Syrian salad that I crave daily, and I ended up ordering a bag of it from Amazon recently – or you could always make your own.

This Garden Farro Salad with Feta is packed with flavor and crunchy summer veggies! 

Enjoy!

Print Recipe

Garden Farro Salad with Feta

Yield: about 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup farro, uncooked
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 seedless cucumber, quartered
  • 6-8 radishes, sliced
  • 2 oz feta (more or less, up to you)
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • few pinches of za'atar (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook farro according to directions. Drain and set aside in a large bowl to cool. Squeeze juice from one lemon over cooked farro while still warm.
  2. Once farro has cooled, add cucumbers, radishes, feta, za'atar, salt and pepper and gently toss. Squeeze juice from second lemon and drizzle olive oil over prepared salad and toss a few times. Taste for seasoning and serve at room temperature or chilled.

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41 Responses to “Garden Farro Salad with Feta”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted July 25, 2013 at 8:25 am

    This salad is dreamy! Gah! This would be so perfect for picnic lunches!!

  2. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted July 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I’m so glad you love za’atar as much as I do!!! This salad looks insanely delicious!

  3. JulieD posted July 25, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Love this! I have two boxes of farro and I have been wanting to try something with it!!!

  4. Erica posted July 25, 2013 at 8:47 am

    mmm! If I had a bowl of this in the fridge, I’d be eating it for every darn meal!

  5. Bev @ Bev Cooks posted July 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

    My face hurts from being so in love.

  6. Cookin Canuck posted July 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Za’atar really is a magical little spice, isn’t it? This salad looks fantastic, Aggie! And, believe me, I understand the lack of desire to cook in the middle of the summer. And I’m not even pregnant!

  7. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough posted July 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I’m kind of obsessed with cooking with grains like farro lately — though I haven’t had a chance to actually try farro yet! This looks like the perfect way to start — YUM.

  8. kelley posted July 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Yum! None of us are really cooking right now- at least you have a solid excuse! Love the radishes and feta in here!

  9. Tieghan posted July 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

    This is so pretty!! Mmmm! I love it!

  10. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted July 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

    In my first trimester this last year I got sick just looking at my kitchen or stepping into the grocery store.

    I think your recipes for dinner look great and so appetizing.

  11. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted July 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I’ve never cooked farro before! I need to find some! looks good!

  12. ARCpoint Labs of Altamonte Springs posted July 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Great presentation! It looks delicious.

  13. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! posted July 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I have not tried farro before, but now I am going to have to give it a try. This looks so good and not difficult at all. Just fresh and delicious!

  14. Sheila posted July 25, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I have yet to make farro. I think I need to venture out ; )this looks great!

  15. Tracey posted July 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve been struggling with cooking for the past week or two as well. I hope my mojo returns soon, I’m getting sick of take-out 🙂 I love this salad, it would be the perfect lunch for me!

  16. Tracey posted July 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve been struggling with cooking for the past week or two as well. I hope my mojo returns soon, I’m getting sick of take-out 🙂 I love this salad, it would be the perfect lunch for me!

  17. Scatter Brain posted July 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

    i think i am going to have to give this farro a try! Something new as they say! Should be fun 🙂

  18. Angie posted July 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

    What a quick and healthy recipe, looks delicious!

  19. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste posted July 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    This looks so hearty and flavorful, Aggie! The perfect summer side dish!

  20. Hattie posted July 27, 2013 at 9:08 am

    This looked so fresh and simple that I bought Farro and Za’atar (both for the first time) just to try it – Loved it! Will be making this often and fantastically filling 🙂

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 30, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Yay! So happy this inspired you to pick up two new ingredients. The za’atar really makes a nice addition to all kinds of salads and I roasted broccoli with it the other day too. Enjoy and thanks for letting me know!! Have a great day!

  21. Julia posted July 27, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I love this healthy salad–especially the za’atar! Za’atar makes any salad better!

  22. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen posted July 27, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I haven’t cook with faro yet but I am definitely down to try it. Love the cucumber/feta combo!

  23. Louisa [Living Lou} posted July 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I have the same problem with bursts of cooking and inspiration and then nothing for a couple of weeks! Summer is definitely part of the problem, the whole different routine kind of throws me off. WIll have to give this recipe a try I havee lots of feta and love the idea of radishes in here – yum! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 30, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Yes! We seem to run around all day long and whether it’s play or errands, it’s hard to come home and make dinner! Especially when it’s a million degrees out. 🙂

  24. addie | culicurious posted July 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    This salad looks tasty! I’ve been doing more cooking with these types of grains lately and I’ve been loving it 🙂 Hope you get your groove back soon!

  25. Chaya posted July 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Looks hearty and healthy. Would you be kind enough to link this to My Meatless Mondays. I don’t usually ask but this is just the ticket for those looking for a meatless meal with some oomph.

    http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2013/07/cabbage-and-corn-slaw.html

  26. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective posted July 30, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Delicious, summer salad, Aggie! 🙂

  27. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted July 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Such a wholesome and delicious looking salad, Aggie!

  28. Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer posted July 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    We cooked with farro last night. LOVE it. This looks fantastic!

  29. Jersey Girl Cooks posted August 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I love the middle eastern spices in anything. I just tried dukkah from Trader Joes which is another good seasoning. Yum!

  30. Kelly posted August 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Wow this farrow salad looks incredible Aggie!! 🙂

  31. Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts posted August 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Aggie,
    Isn’t it annoying that, even though you cook in spurts, the family seems to want to eat every single day, even multiple times?
    Your farro salad looks very fresh and lovely–yay, radishes!–and I’ve got sumac so I’ll try making my own. Thanks!

  32. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted August 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I love farro! Combining it with all these zesty, fresh flavors makes for one mouthwatering salad! Thanks for sharing, Aggie.

  33. Nutmeg Nanny posted August 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Oh yum! I love farro, this salad looks simple and delicious!

  34. Susan @ The Spice Garden posted August 4, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Well! I popped in to see what you’re growing in your summer garden and see from your comment about pregnancy that ‘re growing more than zucchini! Smile! As for cooking, I’ve been using my slow cooker more this summer too, which feels really funny but works perfectly when it’s too hot to stand by the stove! As for this salad … it is a nice healthy dose of veg and fiber! Good job on giving us another cool summertime dish!

  35. leslie posted August 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Girl, I hear ya…I think its the yucky weather here 🙁 I haven’t felt like cooking AT ALL!
    This looks yummy and easy!

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