Farro Salad with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes

This hearty winter salad is filled with chewy farro, roasted butternut squash, sweet pomegranate and tangy goat cheese. The ultimate whole grain side dish recipe!

Farro Salad with Butternut Squash and Pomegranates Recipe

Whenever I roast butternut squash I like to make a double batch to use later in the week in a hearty, whole grain salad. You can also toss it on a pizza, fold it into pasta and more.

Liz Making Farro

The glory of whole grain salads is that you can use any grain you have on hand such as freekeh, quinoa, spelt, or even brown rice!

butternut squash in a bowl

I happened to roast butternut squash with curry powder earlier in the week but feel free to roast it with any spices you wish such as cinnamon, cayenne or just salt and pepper.

Farro Salad Ingredients

Next, it’s time to build in lots of flavor and textures with different ingredients. Scallions, fresh herbs, juicy pomegranate and creamy goat cheese all balance one another out leading to a super delicious, flavorful salad.

Toasting Pistachios
chopping pistachios

For added nuttiness and crunch, I like to quickly toast my pistachios in a dry pan for 2-3 minutes before roughly chopping. If you don’t have pistachios on hand try using walnuts or pecans.

Easy Farro Salad Recipe for Winter

While fresh mint isn’t expected, it adds a bright, fresh flavor to this hearty farro and butternut squash salad. If you don’t have it on hand, no worries just skip it.

Winter Farro Salad Recipe

What would you mix into this hearty, winter salad? I’d love to hear from you.

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Easy Farro Salad Recipe for Winter

Farro Salad with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese

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This hearty winter salad is filled with chewy farro, roasted butternut squash, sweet pomegranate and tangy goat cheese. The ultimate side dish recipe!
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes
Servings8

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups farro (cooked according to package instructions)
  • 2 cups Curry Roasted Butternut Squash (follow recipe instructions here )
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (crumbled)
  • ¼ cup pistachios (shelled, toasted and chopped)
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup green onions (minced)
  • ½ cup parsley (minced)
  • ¼ cup mint (minced)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine cooked farro with all remaining ingredients (roasted squash through salt and pepper.) Toss well and adjust for seasoning if needed with added salt and pepper. Serve warm, cool or room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 409mgFiber: 10gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 4394IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 3mg

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2 responses to “Farro Salad with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese”

  1. Laurie Avatar
    Laurie

    Delicious, and so pretty to serve! I’m on a Mediterranean diet for my elevated blood lipids, so I’m always on the lookout for whole grain recipes with loads of vegetables. I love the Middle Eastern flair, too. I make one major change to the recipe. I dice up a fennel bulb and roast it with the butternut squash instead of using spring onions (family allergy), Really compliments the rest of the flavors. When I can’t find a pomegranate, I’ll toss in 1/4 cup dried cranberries instead. I often serve the salad without goat cheese. It’s pretty and indulgent with it, but I find it just as tasty (if not more) without it. I’ll be looking for more whole grain and roasted vegetables on this site. And congrats on your fitness journey – you are an inspiration!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Great idea on the cranberries!! This salad is one of my favorites too!

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Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.