Farro Salad with Za’atar, Broccoli and Feta

This Farro Salad with Za’atar and Broccoli is an unique salad that is perfect to eat as a full 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 blend of seasonings that has a ton of flavor and is super versatile. It’s most commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisine and has a great mix of herbs, spices and of course sesame to give it that nutty flavor. There’s also sumac in it which lends a beautifully tart flavor. It’s 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 the perfect combination of tangy, chewy, and crunchy. It has a bright and fresh flavor and is perfect for summer. It’s really filling thanks to the farro, beans and feta. That makes it perfect for a lunch or dinner on its own. But it will also be the perfect addition to other meals as a flavorful side dish.

Farro has become my go-to grain for salads because of its size and chewiness. The chewy texture is the perfect compliment to all the crunchy vegetables. And, as I mentioned, 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!

Farro Salad with Za'atar, Broccoli and Feta

This Farro Salad with Za’atar and Broccoli is an unique salad that is perfect to eat as a full meal or as a side dish.

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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

Directions:

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except feta cheese, together with the dressing. Sprinkle feta cheese on top prior to serving.
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Verdict: I LOVED 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.

Loving this farro salad? I have more farro salads for you! Check out:  Zucchini Noodle Mason Jar Salad with Farro and Mozzarella, Farro Salad with Chicken, Beets and Red Wine Vinaigrette, Farro Salad with Sundried Tomatoes, Spinach and Cashews from Cookin’ Canuck, or Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese from Completely Delicious.

 

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

 

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10 comments

  1. This is GORGEOUS Rachel. Farro (fair-o is how I say it) is my new fave grain too. Smitten!

  2. I haven’t tried Farro or za’atar before. I know I need to get out more :) This salad sounds divine with the different textures and flavors!

  3. Thanks, Rach! I love that we share an interest in cooking!

  4. This Monday is filled with fantastic salad recipes! I love farro so I am crazy about this! The dressing sounds so good!

  5. Ooooh, this looks wonderful! I’m all over this one!

  6. that looks really good!

  7. This salad is gorgeous! I just tried farro earlier this year and am crazy about it and always looking for new dishes to try! It sounds perfect with the broccoli, feta and all the other flavors!

  8. I love farro salads, too! It just has the best texture. I also love the flavors you combined here. I’ve been meaning to get my hands on some za’atar – think I’m gonna break down and order some finally :)
    Have a great weekend!

  9. What awesome flavors! I make lemon & oil salad all the time but never threw some za’atar in it. Definitely trying this.

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