Fruity Farro Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

HI all– I’m hoping summer is cooling down here– but we are still big on summer salads and with nectarines and strawberries beautiful and ripe these days, here was a recent supper.  A splash of farro and sprinkling of garbanzos gave it some heft and balanced out the sweet fruit and creamy avocado.  With the tart lime dressing and a chunk of walnut Levain bread– delicious!


1/2 cup farro
3 cups greens
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup garbanzo beans
1 nectarine, cut to small chunks
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 avocado, cut to small chunks
1/4 cup salted almonds, chopped

3 tab. olive oil
1  1/2 tab. lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. honey
salt & freshly grond pepper to taste

Cook the farro according to the directions on the package (mine simmered 10 minutes with 1 cup water and a pinch of salt).  Drain off any extra water.  Cool.

To make the dressing, put the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, honey, salt and pepper into a container with a tight fitting lid.  Shake briskly until it’s thoroughly combined.  (If you let it sit, the honey may sink to the bottom, so shake it again just before you pour it on the salad).

Layer the greens, cilantro, garbanzo beans, farro, nectarine, strawberries, avocado,, and almonds on a platter.  Pour on the dressing when you are ready to eat.  Enjoy!


33 thoughts on “Fruity Farro Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

  1. This looks wonderful, Rhonda! I love farro, end the other ingredients would be so great in combo with it. 😀 I was away for a bit on a spiritual work trip, so I’m just getting back to visiting blogs. Sending you love, and many blessings! Debbie

    • Hi Antonia!! thanks– and I know because I’ve checked in to your blog a few times! Hope you had a wonderful full summer– good times with your kids!! And– just popped over and read through your post about the mermaid cake– so adorable!! Perfect for a 10 year old birthday! hugs!

  2. Hi Rhonda – I am on a farro kick here as well, love its nutty flavor and it goes with everything, meat, fish, veggies, fruit. I even eat it for breakfast sometimes with a little maple syrup and cinnamon. -Kat

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