January 3, 2014

Emmer Berry Salad with Fruit, Feta, and Pecans

Emmer Salad, summer farro salad, farro salad recipe,
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4 people


  • 2 cups Bluebird Emmer Farro
  • 3/4 cup feta or goat cheese crumbled
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit chopped (dates, cherries, apricots, blueberries, cranberries or combo)
  • 3/4 cup pecans toasted
  • 2 cups greens torn (such as kale, arugula, spinach, beet greens or a combo)
  • 1/2 cup green onion minced
  • fresh herbs of your choice for garnish


  • Combine 1/4 c honey, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, 2 T balsamic vinegar; mix well
  • Bring a large sauce pot of water to a boil. Add emmer grain and bring to a low simmer. Cook covered for 50 minutes or until berries are plump, soft, but still chewy. Remove from heat, drain grain and set aside to cool.
  • As berries cool toss lightly with a little olive oil or rinse with cold water to cool and re-drain.
  • While grain is cooking, toast your pecans.
  • Chop cheese and dried fruits into 1/4 – 1/2 inch pieces. Chop onions and tear greens of choice into 1 inch pieces.
  • When grain is cool, combine all ingredients and toss well. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs of choice and serve with grilled meat, fish or as a vegetarian main course.