Harvest Farro with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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Harvest Farro with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Perfectly roasted sweet potatoes, cranberries and crisp apples come together in my Harvest Farro Salad recipe.

Harvest Farro Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

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Yesterday I shared a story about how I went to an apple farm this year and created a beautiful Apple Cider Vinaigrette with the cider I brought home.  It’s subtly sweet, savory and oh so delicious.  So it’s probably no big surprise that I also had to come up with a recipe using the dressing!

What better to showcase the perfect fall dressing than with a hearty Harvest Farro Salad recipe featuring roasted sweet potatoes, tart cranberries, crisp apples and crunchy pumpkin seeds!  These two are the perfect fall pair.

Harvest Farro Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Farro is such a tasty grain.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ve got to.  It’s nutty, rich and flavorful.  Although farro rocks, you can also use the same amount of quinoa, wheatberries or any other grain you like in this recipe.

The Harvest Farro Salad recipe is hearty because it has perfectly pre-roasted sweet potato bites piled high in the dish.  Aren’t they purrr-ty????

Harvest Farro Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

The rest of the ingredients are quintessentially fall and taste amazing together.  It’s all topped with that Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette.

Let me warn you though… it’s downright addictive.  My entire batch disappeared in no time at all.

Harvest Farro Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Serve this salad as a vegan / vegetarian main course any day of the week!  It’s also fancy enough to put on your Thanksgiving table this year, especially if you don’t eat the turkey.

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Harvest Farro Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Harvest Farro Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Harvest Farro Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is filled with sweet potato, cranberry and apple!  A perfect side dish or vegan main course for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any fall day.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
For the sweet potatoes
  • 2 small sweet potatoes peeled & cubed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste
For the rest of the dish
  • 1 cup uncooked farro
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinaigrette *** to taste
For the potatoes
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Toss the potatoes in the olive oil, thyme salt and pepper.

  3. Roast for 20-30 minutes until tender

For the rest of the dish
  1. Cook the farro in the water or vegetable broth according to package instructions.

  2. Toss the cooked farro, roasted sweet potatoes, apple, cranberries, pumpkin seeds together with the Apple Cider Vinaigrette.  Add more dressing to taste!

  3. Serve warm or room temperature!

Recipe Notes

*** Get the recipe for my Homemade Healthy Apple Cider Vinaigrette HERE.

Make with my Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette! 

Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe / Running in a Skirt

Like my Harvest Farro Salad recipe? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

 Harvest Farro Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing my Crock Pot Butternut Squash Soup.

Harvest Farro Salad w/ Apple Cider Vinaigrette - Perfect vegan dish for fall!Click to Tweet

Your turn!

What’s your favorite fall food?

Are you trying anything new for Thanksgiving this year?


I’m linking up my Harvest Farro Salad recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2019-03-28T16:11:30-04:00 November 15th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Meals|18 Comments


  1. Alison's Allspice November 30, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

    I love farro too, all these fall flavors are perfect for the holidays!

  2. Carla Patterson November 25, 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Wow, this salad looks extremely tasty <3 I would love to eat one as soon as possible! I'm afraid, that I don't have time to prepare one tonight though. Thanks for sharing anyway

  3. Becca | Rabbit Food Runner November 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    This looks so colorful and delicious!

  4. C November 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Oh man! This looks so good and comforting. 🙂

  5. Becca | Rabbit Food Runner November 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    This looks incredible! WIll have to try it!

  6. Annmarie November 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Ooh this looks so yummy! Love winter salads!

  7. [email protected] November 20, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

    I has always been a big fan of salad. And this looks sooooooo good. Can’t wait to give it a try for tomorrow dinner.

  8. Chrystal Rose November 16, 2017 at 9:07 am - Reply

    This looks SO good! This would be the perfect meal for a vegetarian at Thanksgiving dinner.Those sweet potatoes and apple slices ???? Might have to make it right now! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Nicole @ Bento Momentos November 16, 2017 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Yum! I love grain salads with a little acid and bright cranberries. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Deborah Brooks November 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    I love using farro for heartier salads

  11. Lacey Balliet November 15, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    This sound so tasty and would be perfect with that dressing.

  12. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real November 15, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

    What is farro? It looks like barley to me but I’ve never tried it and haven’t heard much about it!

  13. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups November 15, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

    This looks awesome! I love a good, hearty fall salad and can’t wait to give this a try.

  14. Emily November 15, 2017 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Oh wow, I didn’t read yesterday’s post, but that sounds AMAZING Julie! That’s wonderful that you were able to create 2 recipes that pair so beautifully. I’ve never had farro, but I’ve seen more and more people having it lately on Instagram. It looks delicious.

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