Farro, kale and strawberry salad with goat cheese is a delicious combination with bright, fresh flavors and tons of great texture. It’s perfect for a light lunch or as a side salad with dinner.
I am feeling fresh, revived and ready to attack this week!
We had a pretty low-key weekend, with some errands and cleaning and also a fun night out.
My husband and I went to a charity event for his work, followed by a quick dinner and then a concert while the kids stayed with my parents. It was so lovely having a date night and being able to sleep in the next morning!
So refreshing that I’m all kinds of ready for whatever the week brings. 👊
And now can I just tell you, I’m a wee bit obsessed with today’s recipe.
I started making it last year and I’ve probably eaten it a couple dozen times since then.
Farro, kale and strawberry salad with goat cheese is just everything I want in a salad, bite after bite after delicious bite. ❤️
It’s got chewy farro – one of my favorite grains! – sweet, fresh strawberries, hearty kale (that’s been massaged and softened) and creamy bits of goat cheese.
The flavors, the combination, the textures — I can’t get enough!
I eat this for lunch, as a side dish with dinner and pretty much anytime I can get my fork to a bowl of it.
You simply must try it to see what the fuss is about!
A few notes on this farro kale and strawberry salad:
- The farro for this recipe needs to be cooked and cooled, so please plan accordingly.
- You could probably substitute barley or even quinoa for the farro if you prefer.
- I use goat cheese because I love that creamy texture in this salad. However, I’ve also made this and substituted fresh grated Parmesan cheese and that was also delicious.
- You could add your favorite nut to this if you want some extra crunch.
- You could also top it with some grilled chicken for a heartier meal.
- This salad is best in the first 24 hours because the strawberries will start to get soggy after that.
Here’s to spring and to all the strawberry love! 🍓❤️
Have a great week and enjoy!
Check out these other delicious salads:
- Citrus kale salad (Family Food on the Table)
- Kale quinoa salad (Family Food on the Table)
- Farro apple mozzarella salad (Reluctant Entertainer)
- Roasted carrot and farro salad (All Roads Lead to the Kitchen)
- Farro salad with butternut squash, red onions and brie (Joanne Eats Well With Others)
- Fast farro salad with veggies (Family Food on the Table)
- Citrus farro and arugula salad with walnuts and cranberries (Family Food on the Table)
Farro kale and strawberry salad
Farro, kale and strawberry salad with goat cheese is a delicious combination with bright, fresh flavors and tons of great texture.
- 1/2 large bunch of kale, finely chopped (about 4-5 cups)
- 1 1/2 cups cooked, cooled farro
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
- 2-3 teaspoons maple syrup
- Salt and pepper to taste
Massage the chopped kale with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar in a large bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes to allow the kale to soften.
Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, starting with 2 teaspoons of maple syrup and stir to mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and another teaspoon of maple syrup, if desired, and serve!
The farro for this recipe needs to be cooked and cooled, so please plan accordingly.
You could probably also substitute barley or even quinoa for the farro if you prefer.
I use goat cheese because I love that creamy texture in this salad. However, I’ve also made this and substituted fresh grated Parmesan cheese before and that was also delicious.
You could also add your favorite nut to this if you want some extra crunch.
You could also top it with some grilled chicken for a heartier meal.
This salad is best in the first 24 hours because the strawberries will start to get soggy after that.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 387kcal Calories from fat 110|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 12g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 11g||44%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|