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Blueberry Farro Salad

Blueberry Farro Salad

Turn your greens into a satisfying meal with this Blueberry Farro Salad that’s packed with color, nutrients and flavor!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 490 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician

Ingredients

  • 1 cup farro
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 5 ounces baby kale blend or other salad greens
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 ½ cup cooked beets cut into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pecans or spiced pecans

Lemon Dressing:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Place the farro, 3 cups water and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain the farro and set aside.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Season the shrimp with a pinch of salt and pepper and add them to the grill. Cook about 3 minutes on each side until opaque. Remove from grill.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk the lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, and olive oil together in a bowl. Season the dressing with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. To assemble the salad, toss the cooked farro, salad greens, blueberries, and beets together in a large bowl with the dressing. Top the salad with the grilled shrimp, feta, and pecans.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Farro Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 293mg98%
Sodium 1048mg46%
Potassium 619mg18%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 3615IU72%
Vitamin C 55.4mg67%
Calcium 286mg29%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.