Farro Caprese Salad

This hearty caprese grain salad is made with whole grain farro, tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. Ideal for making ahead!

Farro Caprese Salad

Whether I’m entertaining friends or family or simply want to save time during the busy week, I love prepping ahead hearty grain salads that I know can sit in the refrigerator for a couple days.

Farro Caprese Salad Recipe

This hearty farro caprese salad is no exception. Made with whole grain farro, creamy mozzarella, juicy tomatoes and fresh basil, the entire dish actually gets even better as it sits!

Cooking Farro

The reason this salad sits so well is because the hearty, chewy farro actually absorbs the dressing and other flavors over time. This is a great dish to prep ahead on a Sunday and grab throughout the week to serve with grilled chicken or fish.

Farro Caprese Salad Easy Recipe

If you’re hosting a party, this salad not only can be made ahead of time but it also travels well. Perfect for barbecues, picnics and more.

Liz Garnishing Farro Caprese Salad

When it comes to fresh herbs, you really can’t beat fragrant basil. I love to sprinkle on a little fresh right before serving,

Easy Farro Caprese Salad Recipe

If you don’t have farro on hand, this dish would work just as well with quinoa, freekeh, spelt or brown rice. Want a greek twist? Try my Farro Greek Salad with Feta and Dill.

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Farro Caprese Salad Recipe

Farro Caprese Salad

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This hearty caprese grain salad is made with whole grain farro, tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. Ideal for making ahead!
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Farro (cooked, prepared according to package instructions)
  • 8 ounces bocconcini (mini fresh mozzarella balls)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • cup fresh basil (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Can be served warm, room temp or chilled.

Recipe Video


Salad will keep in an air-tight refrigerated container for up to 5 days.


Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 23mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 5.9mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 0.7mg

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