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.
- 1.5 lbs chicken breast frozen
- 4 small-medium sweet potatoes cleaned
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 tsp seasonings of choice
- 1 cup cooking liquid water or broth
- cinnamon as potato garnish, optional
- butter as potato garnish, optional
Pour 1 cup cooking liquid, water or broth, in bottom of pressure cooker insert. Place short trivet over cooking liquid.
Remove frozen chicken breast from packaging and place on trivet. Drizzle with 1-2 T olive oil and seasoning liberally with seasonings of your choice.
Clean sweet potatoes well. Do not puncture skin.
Rub skin with 1-2 T olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place around pressure cooker insert, directly over chicken.
Close lid to pressure cooker & close vent knob. Select High Pressure cook setting and adjust cook time to 16 minutes.
When cook time is complete, quickly release remaining pressure (QPR).
Open lid of pressure cooker and feast your eyes on your just-in-time, healthy, FAST, from FROZEN Chicken and Sweet Potatoes!
Serve immediately, perhaps alongside an easy salad or quickly steamed veggies.
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!