Roasted Butternut Squash Farro Salad with Cider Vinaigrette


Holy Moly.

I have SO many Thanksgiving recipes I want to share this month I don’t even know what to do! My desk/kitchen counter/living room floor….probably car floor…jeans pockets…coat pockets…anything with pockets….are stuffed and covered in random scratch pieces of paper with recipe ideas scribbled all over.



Literally this is how I organize my life.


Thank God Facebook keeps track of birthdays for me.



But long story short I was trying to organize (ha! yes… ironic after my spastic recipe scrap paper) and Thanksgiving is 3ish weeks away! There is no time to fit everything in and I am struggling to decide who wins out  – pie or potatoes…or turkey…or a side dish! Or pumpkin mousse??  So I am going to be scrambling all month trying to fit in as many YUMMY Turkey day recipes as humanly possible.


Starting with this Roasted Butternut Squash Farro Salad! This dish is fabulous as main but just as a delish as a Turkey Day side – it’s a great way to mix up the traditional menu line-up. Farro has this amazing firmer but chewy texture that is hearty enough to complement the starchy butternut squash. I brightened the salad with an apple cider vinaigrette, dried cranberries, and creamy goat cheese – the combo is awesome.













  1. That looks so delish! I would love to taste that!

  2. bahahaa I love your pieces of paper! Such a beautiful mind :P

  3. Yum – this looks like something our local Whole Foods would offer!

  4. I am loving this salad! It looks so fresh and so healthy [I would probably eat my finger with goat cheese on it. Gross, but true.] I just might have to slip this one in beside the sweet potato casserole this year!

    Btw- I consider myself a VERY organized person but my recipe ideas are scratched all over. You just never know when inspiration will hit! I try to corral them all in a manila folder eventually though.

  5. I love that this salad looks both filling and comforting and healthy at the same time. And great use of seasonal ingredients! It’s versatile enough that it could work well into the summer months with a few tweaks. Nom!

  6. I am 200 percent in love with this recipe and am going to make it by the end of the month! This looks sooo delicious and so colorful!

  7. This looks great! I really like farro

  8. Farro is one of my favourite grains! I think you accidentally wrote quinoa in the instructions though :)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hahaha omygosh thank you!! It’s corrected :) Ha can you guess what my favorite grain is then….??