farro salad with tomatoes and feta

by jenna on September 23, 2011

This is a pretty salad recipe full of good-for-you-things like cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, farro, brown sugar and feta cheese.

what?

And if you’re sitting there thinking that ALL of my salad recipes involve cherry tomatoes, guess what?

You’re right! I love these little balls of joy. Especially right now when all the pretty colored heirlooms are out. The orange are my favorite! They taste like candy…sorta.

There’s also a plethora of feta cheese in this salad, which makes it an instant winner, as well as a brown sugar vinaigrette. Yep, that’s right: a brown.sugar.vinaigrette.

Whoever said sugar highs were a bad thing?

You don’t want to miss this so head to PBS Food for the recipe!

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Molly @ RDexposed September 23, 2011 at 4:48 am

You had me at brown sugar vinaigrette!

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 23, 2011 at 6:40 am

You had me at feta cheese :D

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 23, 2011 at 5:00 am

I love the pops of colour Jenna! I used to hate tomatos – mainly because I couldn’t do the whole crisp-yet-mushy texture thing, but I do love cherry tomatos now!! There’s one type, I think it’s called Candi-To or something, and they’re super sweet. So good! Heading over to the recipe now!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 23, 2011 at 5:05 am

Ahmazing! Heading over there now! Looks so good :)

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Khushboo September 23, 2011 at 5:07 am

Gah that salad has summer written all over it !! YUM!

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock September 23, 2011 at 5:14 am

This looks so good. Mouth-watering kind of good!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 23, 2011 at 5:30 am

So pretty, Jenna! I love those glass bowls, too. They remind me of a few that my grandma had. I wish I had hers (or yours!) :)

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove September 23, 2011 at 5:47 am

I love the cherry tomatoes and chickpeas, but I’m not a fan of feta. It’s very weird of me, I know. I’ve never heard of farro and based on your description over at PBS, I sort of want to try it. It sounds interesting!

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Hilliary@HappilyEverHealthy September 23, 2011 at 5:50 am

Yum this sounds delicious! Cherry tomatoes are my favorite!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 23, 2011 at 6:14 am

My cherry tomato + feta cheese obsessed husband would love this!

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Bev Weidner September 23, 2011 at 6:51 am

I could pop those cherry tomatoes like candy and be satisfied with life.

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jenna September 23, 2011 at 6:59 am

brown sugar vinaigrette = Swoonfest! this looks stunning! and healthy! how perfect

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Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather September 23, 2011 at 7:20 am

Such a pretty little salad!

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Ashley September 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

I have cherry tomatoes in the kitchen waiting to be used- this looks like the perfect recipe!

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Moni'sMeals September 23, 2011 at 8:28 am

So DARN PRETTY!

Tomatoes, feta, chickpeas, yes.. yes.. yes.. for me. :)

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Krystina (Organically Me) September 23, 2011 at 8:38 am

This is too pretty for words.

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Liz @ Southern Charm September 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

Looks so good. Recently, I’ve become obsessed with cherry tomatoes and anything they are in …. therefore, I HAVE to make this tonight :)

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Sarah Lynn September 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

Mmm, I’ve also become obsessed with cherry tomatoes! This looks so good!

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R @ Learning As I Chop September 23, 2011 at 11:04 am

There is nothing wrong with an everlasting combo of cheese and tomato. The perfect pair.

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Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) September 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Mmm I love those little cherry tomatoes! So cute.. And I totally said that same nature’s candy thing today about carrots.. but we both know that’s not true at all. ;-)

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Mellie September 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Oh, YUM! This looks awesome!

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Liz September 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I adore farro. I’m intrigued by the brown sugar vinaigrette…

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Deva @ Deva by Definition September 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I will never grow tired of the tomatoes – LOVE tomatoes, especially the cherry and pear ones – so sweet and delicious!

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Katrina September 24, 2011 at 4:41 am

Loooove this! Looks so tasty!

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Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas September 24, 2011 at 9:10 am

I love the color of the tomatoes – they add pi-zazz :)

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Luv What You Do September 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Where do you buy farro? I am having trouble finding it!

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Erin @ MyLemonTwist September 24, 2011 at 8:19 pm

heirloom tomatoes are devine-it’s really amazing to see all the different colors and varieties! They are like a healthy sweet skittle treat… that brown sugar vin. sounds soo tasty, can’t wait to add it onto my lunch or dinner option tomorrow!

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kristina@beancakes September 25, 2011 at 10:23 am

i really love those vintage jadeite bowls ~ my favorite!!
xx ~ ks

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Cait's Plate September 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I totally agree – the feta completely makes this dish. Especially that it got all melty and warm from the farro. Mmmm.

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Krista September 26, 2011 at 9:08 am

That looks awesome– I love chickpeas!! I miss having fresh tomatoes. My dad grows them in his garden, but I wasn’t home this summer :(

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Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY September 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I’m getting really sad because the fresh tomatoes aren’t going to be around for much longer! I can eat cherry tomatoes like candy too.

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 27, 2011 at 6:39 am

I just bought farro for the first time, and haven’t cooked with it yet! Thanks for posting this recipe!
I’m a total grain junkie- can you compare it to any other grain? It is like barley? Or freekeh? Or rice? :)

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jenna September 27, 2011 at 6:50 am

wheat berries! very similar texture but no required soaking time :)

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