Farro salad with olives, Medjool dates, and Mediterranean ProactivChia Dressing

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Farro is a delicious grain that comes the same family as wheat but is closer in look and taste to barley. It brings a crunchy texture and delicious nutty flavor to any dish. Try it any recipe to replace barley, whether it's a main dish or side, served hot or cold. Adding chia seeds to your salad dressings gives an extra dose of Omega fatty acids, and is an easy way to integrate this superfood into recipes you already regularly use.

How It's Made: Salad


  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of farro (or barley)
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup of green or Kalamata olives
  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 4 to 5 stalks of kale


  1. Rinse and drain the farro. In a saucepan, combine the farro and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until the farro is tender. If the broth hasn't fully been absorbed at that point, drain the farro. 
  2. While the farro is cooking, cut the Lebanese cucumber into rounds and cut those rounds in half. Finely mince the onion and cut the cherry tomatoes into halves. Coarsely chop the parsley, and pit the dates before finely slicing them. Finely chop the kale. 
  3. Prepare the dressing. 
  4. In a large bowl, combine the farro with the rest of the salad ingredients and the dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

How It's Made: Dressing


  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of ProactivChia
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch of dried oregano
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • Ground pepper


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a mason jar. Shake vigorously and set aside.
Emilie Gaillet
Recipe By

Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.