This Fresh Cranberry Apple Farro Salad is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. It’s a hearty, flavorful salad that makes a perfect holiday side dish but is easy enough to include it on the everyday dinner table too.
This salad is a perfect Thanksgiving side dish. It’s got cranberries so it will fit right in with your standard holiday fare, but it’s also got a fresh, unique flavor and crunch that will make it stand out.
For me, it’s really that sweet and savory combination that steals my heart. The farro is cooked in broth, with a bit of butter, fresh herbs, and dijon mustard for a rich, nutty flavor. Then it’s tossed with a fresh cranberry mixture of maple syrup, cranberry juice, and vinegar. The cranberries are tart, with that sweet maple flavor over the savory farro. It’s perfect, really perfect. And I haven’t even got to the crunchy part yet – I do love a good crunch.
But don’t stop at Thanksgiving! Eat this salad all the time! Pair it with a piece of grilled fish or chicken (or a rotisserie chicken if you’re lazy like me) and you have a hearty, healthy meal. Save the leftover salad and eat it for lunch the next day – this salad makes very good leftovers.
I love all the recipes I share here on Some the Wiser – only the delicious recipes make the cut. That being said, this really is one of my favorites right now. I can’t tell if it’s the cranberries, because I do love those fresh cranberries, or if it’s the perfect texture of cooked farro, or the way it’s simultaneously buttery, tart, and sweet. Or, it could just be the crunch because it’s like winning the salad jackpot every time I bite into a crispy chunk of juicy apple or toasted pecan. Hard to say.
I can, however, make one really easy prediction. I’m going to be eating this a lot while it’s cranberry season. It is also definitely making it onto the Thanksgiving table. This Fresh Cranberry Apple Salad comes to you highly recommended.
Make it and tell me what you think! I love to hear from you.
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