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white bean farro salad // cait's plate

white bean farro salad

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 -4 servings 1x
  • Category: grain salad


this easy salad is drizzled with a homemade dressing that packs a bold punch. it comes together quickly, uses mostly pantry ingredients and is perfect for warmer weather.



For the Dressing:

  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup very thinly sliced red onion (about 1/2 a small onion)
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled & minced

For the Salad:

  • 11 1/2 cups cooked farro
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, washed & halved
  • 11 1/2 cup cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • For topping: shaved fresh parmesan cheese and minced fresh basil


For the Dressing:

  • In a large bowl, combine together olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt & pepper and whisk well.
  • Add onions and garlic and toss to combine.  Set aside for 15-20 minutes to allow to marinate.

For the Salad:

  • In a large bowl add all ingredients.  Drizzle with dressing (as much ore as little as you’d like!) and toss to combine.
  • Top with parmesan and basil


  • Salad will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.  If desired, store the dressing separately adding just before serving.

Keywords: grain salad, farro, white beans, vegetarian, lunch

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