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You've gotta try this tart cherry and farro salad! A delicious potluck salad for summer. Fresh cherries, farro, arugula, hazelnuts, feta and a tangy molasses dressing. Gluten-free and vegetarian. | www.delishknowledge.com

Sweet Cherry and Farro Salad

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: lunch, side dish, salad
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Description

You’ve gotta try this sweet cherry and farro salad! A delicious potluck salad for summer. Fresh cherries, farro, arugula, hazelnuts, feta and a tangy molasses dressing. Vegetarian. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh sweet cherries,  halved and pitted
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup uncooked farro
  • 2 cup arugula
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta (can leave out for vegan version) 
  • ⅓ cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • Molasses Dressing
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon molasses
    • 1/41/2 teaspoon salt, to taste

 

 


Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add farro to water once boiling then cook until tender and drain. (I used Trader Joe’s quick-cooking farro, which takes 10-12 minutes.) Let cool slightly. 
  2. While the farro is boiling, prep the cherries by pitting them and halving them. Chop the hazelnuts and set aside. 
  3. Make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup, molasses and salt. I start with 1/4 teaspoon salt, then add from there to taste.  
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked farro, cherries (fresh and dried), hazelnuts, arugula, and cheese.  Drizzle dressing on top of salad and toss together. Enjoy!