This whole-grain farro salad recipe is studded with lean turkey, plenty of crunchy bell pepper, celery, smoked cheese and avocado--a perfect summer salad recipe to serve on a hot summer night. Look for farro--a quick-cooking high-fiber whole grain--in the bulk section or near other grains in natural-foods stores. Or skip Step 1 and add cooked barley as a substitute for the farro in Step 2. Serve with baby spinach salad with toasted almonds and creamy garlic dressing.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2012


Recipe Summary

30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place farro in a medium saucepan, add enough water to cover by 2 inches and bring to a boil. Stir, reduce heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until the farro is the desired tenderness, 15 to 25 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain again.

  • Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, shallots and pepper in a large bowl. Add the farro, turkey, cheese, bell pepper, celery, avocado and sun-dried tomatoes; toss to coat.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate (without the avocado) for up to 1 day. Stir in avocado just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

439 calories; protein 17.3g; carbohydrates 43.2g; dietary fiber 8g; sugars 8.3g; fat 24.3g; saturated fat 5.5g; cholesterol 28.8mg; vitamin a iu 502.7IU; vitamin c 64.7mg; folate 59.5mcg; calcium 145.2mg; iron 2.8mg; magnesium 59.5mg; potassium 863.3mg; sodium 451.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious!!! My friend made this cold salad for a 4th of July BBQ and it was so tasty! Such a refreshing change from the standard BBQ fare! Read More
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I used left over chicken breast and feta instead of the smoked turkey and cheese. My family loved it!! Read More
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Perfection combination of taste and health in one place this lunch recipe is a life saver for people with hectic life it took me around 15 mins to make this recipe and is super healthy and delicious. Eating well has a great combination of taste and health. Check More healthy recipes for amazing healthy Delicious meals. Read More