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A MUST-MAKE recipe for summer! Farro and Citrus Salad with tangy Orange dressing.
I love this time of year so much. Having a toddler in the summer feels like a game-changer compared to the winter; we spend most of the day outside, going on lots of wagon walks, playing chase, and breaking for popsicles when the heat gets to be too much. I swear Van’s personality has changed so much in the last few months, now that he’s broken from his cabin fever and is able to actually run around. This season is refreshing for both of us.
It also means that I want to spend less time in the kitchen. Even as someone who loves to cook as much as I do, I hate being glued to my oven. Dinners lately have been a rotation of my favorite no-cook recipes, lots of veggie burgers on the grill and simple grain salads, like this one.
Sweet and savory might be my favorite food combination, ever. There’s something so incredibly refreshing about juicy citrus thrown together with salty feta, hearty farro, toasted almonds and crisp mint. It’s everything I want to be eating in the summertime, with the bonus being that it takes just minutes to prepare.
The other great thing about salads like this one? They are perfect for potlucks, picnics, you name it. A few weeks ago, we invited a bunch of new neighbors over to help us clean out the fridge. It was very informal and very perfect. We grilled vegan sausages, someone brought a watermelon and I served a few simple sides, including this farro and citrus salad. I made it in the morning, so I didn’t have to do much when people arrived.
That’s the best isn’t it? Having things in the fridge ready to go so you can spend time with company and not in the kitchen. As someone who loves to host, that’s a mandate for me: I want to be able to enjoy the evening as well and not be stuck as a prep cook inside.
I hope you love this recipe as much as we did! If you tried it, make sure to comment below, rate it and tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #delishknowledge. I love seeing you make my recipes!Print
Farro and Citrus Salad! A light grain salad featuring nutty farro, oranges, grapefruit, feta and a tangy orange dressing.