Carrot-Farro Salad

Carrot-Farro Salad
Farro salad gets a refreshing crunch from fresh radishes and carrots—perfect for crisp early Autumn nights on the porch.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 37 Minutes
Cool: 20 Minutes


1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 cups farro
4 cups carrot juice or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 carrots, diced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 avocado, diced
1 shallot, minced
6 radishes, very thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper


1. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until translucent. Add farro; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in carrot juice, brown sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.

2. Stir in carrots and 2 cups water. Cook 10 minutes or until carrots and farro are tender. Drain; toss with remaining 1/4 cup oil, and let cool.

3. Combine farro mixture, lemon zest, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Serve immediately.