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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!

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.

Instant Pot Scarlet Farro Salad

This Instant Pot Scarlet Farro Salad is healthy, hearty and delicious! Prep on a Sunday, and enjoy it all week!

Ingredients
Instant Pot Farro
  • 1 cup farro rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp seasonings
Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 pinch crushed red pepper optional
Instant Pot Scarlet Farro Salad
  • 2 cups Instant Pot farro 1 cup uncooked farro should make about 2 cups cooked
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked beets diced
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts large dice
  • 2 tbsp lower sugar dried cranberries
Instructions
Cook Farro in Instant Pot
  1. Cook Farro in Instant Pot. Add rinsed farro, water, oil and seasoning. Cook on high pressure 6 minutes and allow natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then release remaining pressure. Set aside.

Make Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette
  1. Prepare vinaigrette by combining all ingredients and whisking together well, set aside. You can sub your fave pre-made vinaigrette, about 1/3-1/2 cup.

Make Scarlet Farro Salad
  1. Combine cooked farro and vinaigrette and all remaining ingredients in a bowl. and gently combine. Cover salad and allow to chill in the fridge for at least 30-60 minutes. It is even better the next day! Enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Cook Farro using Instant Pot Farro Method

Rinse farro using fine mesh strainer, then cook using my pressure cooker method for Instant Pot Farro. Click the link above for directions!

I have fine mesh strainers like these

Prepare Simply Tangy Vinaigrette

Make the Simply Tangy Vinaigrette – click the link above for directions! You can also sub 1/3-1/2 cup of your fave pre-made vinaigrette.
Diced red pepper and red onion finely. Dice artichoke and cooked beets in larger pieces. Measure dried cranberries.

Prepare Salad ingredients

Diced red pepper and red onion finely. Dice artichoke and cooked beets in larger pieces. Measure dried cranberries.
Add cooked Instant Pot Farro, Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette and remaining ingredients to a bowl and gently combine. Chill in fridge for at least 30-60 minutes, then serve and ENJOY!
This can be stored  in the fridge and enjoyed for a week!

Combine ingredients

Add cooked Instant Pot Farro, Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette and remaining ingredients to a bowl and gently combine. Chill in fridge for at least 30-60 minutes, then serve and ENJOY! This can be stored in the fridge and enjoyed for a week!

Instant Pot Scarlet Farro Salad

This healthy, hearty side dish feeds your SOUL… because this is just wholesomely, soulfully good eats!

Makes about 4 generously and delicious 1 cup servings.
 
Nutrition Facts per serving
 
Calories: 300
Fat: 9g
Sat Fat: 1g
Sodium: 300mg
Carbs: 46g
Fiber: 8g
Sugar: 6g
Protein: 8.5g
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