Lentil Farro Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

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Omygoodness. I have been SICK.

Like living on chicken broth, abandoning all personal hygiene, and finishing every TV season of everything kind of sick.

By the time I crawled out of my cave of blankets and tissues it was like Tom Hanks in Castaway – complete Wilson situation with my Apple TV. Slow motion grab for Netflix as I was pulled back into the land of makeup and responsibility.

 

So after a nasty week of feeling terrible I am happy to report that I have finally rolled off my couch feeling SO much better, and with a big. fat. appetite! This Lentil Farro Salad is fabulous. Really fresh and clean – packed with all sorts of nutritional goodness from the lentils, whole grain faro, and fresh veg. This is exactly what I’m craving for in spring – bright flavors! I tossed the salad in a champagne vinaigrette – if you don’t have champagne vinegar at home, feel free to sub in white wine.

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Bouncing back from a sick week and jumping into a crazy busy next week, I really wanted to come up with a recipe that was quick and healthy – and most importantly – that I could make ahead. This is a great foundation salad – top it with chicken, shrimp, or roll it in a lettuce wrap!

 

Have great weeks everyone!! SO happy to be back on the blog sharing recipes with you all :)

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Comments

  1. You poor thing!!! So glad you’re feeling better and able to bring the healthy yummies to us masses!

  2. This looks super delicious! I really enjoy lentils!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Me too! I’ve had a bag of them sitting in my pantry for so long, was looking for an excuse to use them up :)

  3. Glad you are feeling better! This salad looks delicious! I’ve never used farro but I’ve been meaning to try it.

    Ps- there are people who don’t stock Champagne vinegar? It’s essential!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha agreed! It’s seriously one of my favorites for salad dressing :) And you need to try farro! It’s really good, a fun change from usual grains, its kind of hearty and a little chewy? Not light and fluffy like quinoa

  4. Absolutely delicious looking salad and it has all the goodness in one bowl! Glad you are feeling better!
    CHeers,
    C

  5. Oh honey, being crazy sick when you live on your own is the WORST! So glad you’re feeling better and making us this gorrrrgeous salad! Love that mustardy vinaigrette!

  6. Aww man, being sick is awful, but I’m so happy you’re feeling better! The lack of appetite — especially for a food blogger — is the worst feeling, especially when you lose your sense of taste too. Your vibrant fresh salad looks like the perfect yummy way to celebrate being healthy again!

  7. Oh you poor thing, there’s nothing worse than feeling that ill. So glad you’ve posted this recipe though because I’ve been looking for a yummy farro recipe. You must have read my mind!

    Krissie x – http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com.au

  8. Need your help – your ingredients list 2 cups farro but the instructions mention only one cup. Also, you list 2 1/3 cups cooked lentils – do you really mean dry lentils? Do I measure 2 and a third before cooking or should the cooked lentils yield 2 and a third? Thanks in advance for help!

  9. I am just checking on the ingredients – you list 2 1/3 cups cooked lentils – does this mean what you cook should yield this amount or that you measure 2 and a third dry lentils and then cook them? Also, your ingredients list 2 cups farro but the instructions reference only one cup. Can you straighten me out?

  10. sorry- I posted 2 x – I thought the first one did not go thru! oops

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