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Farro, Green Olive, and Feta Salad

Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Total Time
45 mins

This recipe, ridiculously easy to make, comes to us from Feel Good Foods Catering in Santa Cruz, California. Use the best green olives you can find--they really stand out here.

su-Farro, Green Olive, and Feta Salad

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
 1 cup farro wheat*
 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 3 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
 2 tablespoons finely chopped Meyer lemon zest (from about 4 lemons)
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
 1/2 cup crumbled sheep's-milk or other creamy feta cheese
 2/3 cup mild green olives such as Lucques, cut away from pit in 3 pieces
Step 1

Bring 4 cups salted water to a boil and stir in farro. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook farro until just tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet to cool and dry a bit, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Whisk oil, lemon juice and zest, pepper, and parsley together in a medium bowl. Stir in feta, olives, and cooked farro.

Step 3

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Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 212Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%

Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 363mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%

Dietary Fiber 4.3g18%
Protein 6.2g13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.