farro & arugula summer salad


one of my favourite things about summer is all the colourful fresh produce readily available. i just love the vibrancy it adds to my dishes! today i am partnering with Taylor Farm's to bring you a recipe for the ultimate summer side.

the warm weather makes for a lot of outdoor parties & barebecues. so whether you are hosting or attending a summer gathering, make this farro & arugula summer salad! this isn't your average salad. it features a variety of healthy summer ingredients such as starwberries, cucumber, corn & taylor farm's arugula. plus, the farro makes things extra hearty. for those of you not familiar with farro, it is a whole grain similar to quinoa & barley. the texture is very similar to barley, but the grain is shaped like rice. it certainly adds a unique bite to this colourful salad!


  • 2 cups farro, cooked (see note)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups taylor farms arugula
  • 1 cup cucumber, quatered & thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup taylor farm's crispy corn
  • 2 tablespoons taylor farms pepitas


  • in a large mixing bowl add the farro, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt & pepper. stir until evenly coated.
  • add the arugula, cucumber, strawberries, red onion, feta cheese, corn & pepitas. toss until evenly combined.
  • transfer to desired serving bowl & sprinkle with additional feta cheese if desired.

note: to cook the farro i used 6 cups low sodium chicken stock. simply bring stock & farro to a boil & then a gentle simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes. strain & rinse with water to cool.