This farro salad with za’atar and broccoli is a flavorful salad that is perfect to eat as a vegetarian meal or as a side dish. 

Farro Salad with Za'atar and Broccoli - This unique salad is perfect to eat as a meal or as a side dish. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

My life has been lacking in za’atar consumption since I found out my little man N is allergic to sesame. However, I occasionally and very carefully sneak this flavorful spice mixture into my life (but not his, of course!).

If you’re unfamiliar with za’atar, it’s a seasoning blend that has a ton of flavor and is super versatile. Za’atar is most commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s a blend of marjoram, thyme, and oregano, sumac, and toasted sesame seeds which give it a nutty flavor. The sumac in za’atar lends a beautifully tart flavor which is perfect for this salad.

Farro Salad with Za'atar and Broccoli - This unique salad is perfect to eat as a meal or as a side dish. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This farro salad recipe is actually one of my mom’s creations! She’s a genius in the kitchen and I attribute my love of cooking to her alone. I had the pleasure of eating and photographing this salad when my parents came to visit us recently.

The salad is a delectable combination of tangy, chewy, and crunchy, with a bright and fresh flavor. It has tons of protein thanks to the farro, garbanzo beans and feta, which makes it a perfect vegetarian lunch or dinner. You could also serve it as a flavorful side dish.

Have you tried farro yet? Farro is an ancient wheat grain, so it’s not gluten-free by the way, and contains 6 grams of protein per serving, along with generous amounts of fiber and nutrients.  Farro has become my go-to grain for salads because of its size and chewy texture which complements crunchy vegetables. It leaves you very satisfied and full.

Farro Salad with Za'atar and Broccoli - This unique salad is perfect to eat as a meal or as a side dish. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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Farro Salad with Za'atar and Broccoli - This unique salad is perfect to eat as a meal or as a side dish. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Farro Salad with Za'atar, Broccoli and Feta

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This farro salad with za’atar and broccoli is a unique salad that is perfect to eat as a full meal or as a side dish.

Ingredients

For the Dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons za’atar seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 For the Salad:

  • 1 cup farro, cooked according to package directions and cooled slightly
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup loosely packed parsley, chopped
  • ¾ cup matchstick carrots
  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except feta cheese, together with the dressing. Sprinkle feta cheese on top prior to serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 578mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 11gSugar: 8gProtein: 14g

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Verdict: I LOVE this salad. I’ll definitely be recreating this frequently.
Husband’s take: Ben was more than on board with this salad as well. Thumbs up all around!
Changes I would make: None are necessary, but it’s a salad! Feel free to swap out veggies for whatever you have in the house.
Difficulty: Easy.

PS: Do you pronounce farro “fair-o” or “Far-o” or none of the above? I’m asking for a friend (wink, wink).