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Almost Autumn Farro Salad

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x



3/4 cup dry farro (see cooking directions, below) or 1 1/2 cups cooked
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
Avocado oil, as needed
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cinnamon
sea salt, to taste
3 cups finely chopped kale
1 medium apple, diced
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (I like roasted and salted)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp honey (more as desired)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard (grainy preferred)
  • pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Toss sweet potatoes with enough avocado oil to coat. Toss with seasonings and a generous sprinkle of salt. Spread on a nonstick baking sheet (use parchment to avoid sticking) and roast for 25-40 minutes, flipping halfway, until lightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Set aside to cool.
  2. Cook farro according to package directions.
    1. For pearled farro, bring 3 cups of water to a boil on the stove. Add uncooked farro, reduce to a simmer and simmer 15-20 minutes until farro is soft but still has a bite to it. Drain and let cool.
    2. For unpearled or semi-pearled farro, you will need more water (6-8 cups), and a longer cooking time (25-30 minutes). Drain and let cool.
    3. For all other farro (i.e. 10 minute farro from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods), cook according to package directions, drain and cool. 
  3. To prepare dressing, combine avocado oil with honey, apple cider vinegar, dijon and a generous pinch of salt. Whisk or shake to combine.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooled cooked farro with roasted sweet potatoes and remaining ingredients, saving feta for topping, if desired. Toss with dressing and serve topped with feta. Keeps in fridge as a meal prepped item for 3-4 days.