We’re loving this Strawberry Avocado Farro Salad from registered dietitian Kaleigh McMordie! It uses strawberries in a lunch or side dish that’s so satisfying.
Not only are strawberries delicious, there are so many health benefits that strawberries offer. One serving of eight strawberries provides 140 percent of the total recommended daily value of vitamin C. Paired with whole grains, herbs and avocado, this strawberry salad will be your new favorite way to get in eight strawberries a day.
Try it with grilled chicken or steak for a heartier meal. Enjoy!
- 1 cup uncooked farro
- 2½ cups water or vegetable stock
- ½ lb California strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 ripe avocado, diced
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoon blush wine vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ tablespoon honey
- Pinch sea salt
- Pinch freshly cracked black pepper
- In a medium saucepan, bring water or stock to a boil. Add farro and simmer; cover 25–30 minutes. Remove from heat and drain any remaining liquid. Let farro cool completely.
- Add cooled farro to a large bowl with sliced California strawberries, diced avocado, basil leaves and crumbled goat cheese.
- In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (vinegar through pepper). Pour over farro salad. Gently toss to coat. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.