Farro & Delicata Squash Salad

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $1.25
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1 1/2 cupFarro Grain (or Wheat Berries or Barley)
1Delicata Squash
1/2 cupLemon, juiced
1 tbspOlive oil
1/2 cupParsley, finely chopped
1/2 cupFresh Mint, finely chopped
1Radicchio Head, shredded
1/4 cupKalamata Olives, pitted and roughly chopped (optional)
To tasteSea Salt and Black Pepper


  1. ​Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add the farro grain and 3 cups of water to a medium pot.,Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Let cook for about 20 minutes, until tender but still chewy.
  3. Wash the delicata squash well. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cut into about 1 inch thick slices. Drizzle with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper and lay onto a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  4. Combine lemon juice, parsley, mint, olives, a pinch of salt and black pepper and olive oil, mix well and dress the cooked farro grain and radicchio.
  5. Combine with roasted squash and serve.


  • ​Winter squash such as delicata squash are an excellent source of alpha and beta carotene. These carotenoids help support the immune system. Beta carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body, which promotes vision and bone health.
  • Farro is a type of wheat berry, the whole kernel of the grain that is used to make whole wheat flour and other products. The wheat berry contains all three parts of the grain (the bran, germ and endosperm), so by choosing wheat berries, you can benefit from all of the fibre, vitamins and other nutrients wheat has to offer.
  • Wheat berries also contain phytochemicals called lignans which may protect against breast and prostate cancers.