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farro salad with tomatoes and feta

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


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!

  • 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!

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

    Ahmazing! Heading over there now! Looks so good 🙂

  • Khushboo
    September 23, 2011 at 5:07 am

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

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

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

  • 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!) 🙂

  • 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!

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

    Yum this sounds delicious! Cherry tomatoes are my favorite!

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

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

  • Bev Weidner
    September 23, 2011 at 6:51 am

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

  • jenna
    September 23, 2011 at 6:59 am

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

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

    Such a pretty little salad!

  • 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!

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


    Tomatoes, feta, chickpeas, yes.. yes.. yes.. for me. 🙂

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

    This is too pretty for words.

  • 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 🙂

    • Sarah Lynn
      September 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 😉

  • Mellie
    September 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Oh, YUM! This looks awesome!

  • Liz
    September 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

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

  • 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!

  • Katrina
    September 24, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Loooove this! Looks so tasty!

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

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

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

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

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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 🙁

  • 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.

  • 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? 🙂

    • jenna
      September 27, 2011 at 6:50 am

      wheat berries! very similar texture but no required soaking time 🙂

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  • April Knight
    October 26, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I like it!
    One of my Favourite recipe – Tomato Salad https://greenann.com/recipe/tomato-cucumber-salad/