Instant Pot Scarlet Farro Salad is healthy, hearty and delicious!
This is one of those dishes you can prep on a Sunday and snack on all week! I work from home, so I love preparing food on Sunday that I can easily grab and eat.
This Instant Pot Farro Salad features beets! I absolutely love beets! If you think you don’t, try them mixed with the delicious ingredients of this salad and I bet you’ll change your mind.
The Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette in this salad is EVERYTHING – so many flavors and it brings everything together. Its homemade vinaigrette made SO EASY. Seriously, just add ingredients to a tupperware and shake, or to a bowl and whisk – literally, it takes 2 minutes!
Beautiful, healthy ingredients!
Farro – ever heard of or tasted farro before? If not, literally run to the store right now to buy some. It is so, so good. The texture is somewhere between rice and barley. It cooks in 15 minutes and you can’t mess it up like you can (like I always do) rice.
An essential tool to cooking farro: a wire strainer — the little morsels may fall right through your average plastic strainer.
This grain is not only healthy, but it is delicious, filling and satisfying — and, what I like most about it, it is DIFFERENT! Most people don’t use it, therefore most people are seriously missing OUT! When I cook and eat something like farro, I swear it just speaks to and fills my soul (and my belly!) Beets also speak to my soul – you should allow this recipe to speak to yours!
The varieties can really be endless — You could make a cold salad out of farro just like you can pasta. Today, allow me to introduce the stunningly delicious Instant Pot Scarlet Farro Salad.
- 2 T canola or vegetable oil
- 1 sm onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 t seasoned salt
- 1 t salt
- 1 t black pepper
- 1/4 t onion powder
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- 1 t dried thyme
- 1-2 bay leaves optional
- 16 oz dried black eyed peas rinsed
- 1 ham bone with ham remaining
- 5 cups water
- hot sauce optional
Turn Instant Pot on sauté, allow to heat, then add oil. Sauté onion and garlic in pot 3-4 minutes. Add seasoning, stir & sauté additional minute.
Add dried black eyed peas and water. Stir. Add ham bone.
Close lid and vent knob. Cook on high pressure 25 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release (NPR).
Open lid, remove bone, and remove ham from bone. Dice ham and add back to pot. Stir. Close lid and vent knob and cook again on high pressure for 2 minutes.
Allow NPR for 15 minutes then release remaining pressure.
Stir and serve with hot sauce, cornbread and other fixings as desired.
Step by Step Directions
I have fine mesh strainers like these
Prepare Salad ingredients
Instant Pot Scarlet Farro Salad
This healthy, hearty side dish feeds your SOUL… because this is just wholesomely, soulfully good eats!