Roasted Broccoli Salad With Cranberry, Farro & Feta
This Roasted Broccoli Salad is made with chewy farro, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and a simple red wine vinegar + oregano salad dressing. It’s easy, healthy, and the perfect side to add to your meal!
Hands up if you love a recipe that works as a salad, side dish, or even a grain bowl? I know I love something that can be repurposed in so many ways 🙂
This Roasted Broccoli Salad is so easy, healthy, and absolutely delicious. It’s made with farro, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and a simple red wine vinegar and oregano salad dressing. Sweet, savoury, chewy, and a little bit crispy, too!
Another bonus is how well this recipe holds up. It’s great to make in advance and can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
Want more delicious, hearty salad recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of 20+ fall and winter salad recipes for more ideas. You may also love my apple cranberry salad with maple dijon, or this crunchy broccoli kale salad with tahini dressing!
How To Make Roasted Broccoli Salad
Making this roasted broccoli salad takes just a few simple steps.
To start, preheat your oven to 400F.
Cook farro according to package instructions. OR follow the “pasta method” which is my personal favourite way to cook farro (it ends up way more chewy and less mushy). Check out this post about how to cook farro for more details!
Simply add the dried farro to a pot of boiling water and allow to cook for about 20 minutes.
Drain into a sieve and spread the cooked farro on a baking sheet to let it dry for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the salad dressing (instructions below).
Finally, remove broccoli from the oven, and toss with farro, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and salad dressing. That’s it!
Broccoli Salad Dressing
Recipe Storage Notes
Recipe Substitutions & Modifications
While I love the chewy texture that farro gives to this recipe, you can easily swap it with another grain. Try it with brown rice, quinoa, millet, couscous, etc!
Note that farro is NOT gluten-free, so if you need to follow a gluten-free diet be sure to swap with a gluten-free grain.
For a dairy-free version, simply omit the feta. If you’d like, you can swap the feta with a vegan feta – but it will still taste delicious. Simply adjust the seasonings a bit to your liking.
To enjoy this salad as a full meal – try adding an extra boost of protein, like some hard-boiled eggs or chickpeas! Otherwise, serve it as a side dish 🙂
Broccoli Health Benefits
This green cruciferous vegetable is a great source of:
- Micronutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium
- Broccoli is one of the best sources of Vitamin C out there – just one cup provides 135% of your daily vitamin C needs
- Dietary fibre – one cup provides 2.3 grams of fibre, which is 9% of your daily fibre needs
- Fibre is known to help with digestion, heart health, blood sugar control, and weight management.
- Beneficial plant compounds (like sulforaphane) and antioxidants (like carotenoids)
Love broccoli? Check out my roundup of simple broccoli recipes for more creative ways to cook with it!
Farro Health Benefits
Farro is an ancient grain that’s a great source of:
- Micronutrients, such as niacin (vitamin B3), magnesium, zinc, and iron
- Dietary fibre – a 1/4 cup serving provides 5 grams (about 20% of your daily needs)!
- Plant-based protein – the same 1/4 cup serving provides 6 grams
- Antioxidants, like polyphenols and carotenoids
More Easy Broccoli Recipes
- Broccoli, Cauliflower & Salmon Salad With Curry Tahini Dressing
- Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Rice
- Shrimp & Broccoli With Lemon, Honey & Feta
- Balsamic Roasted Broccoli Side Dish
- Miso Roasted Broccoli (Side Dish)
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- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Cook farro according to package instructions. OR follow the "pasta method" which is my personal favourite way to cook farro (it ends up way more chewy and less mushy). Simply add dry farro to boiling water and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes. Drain into a sieve and spread the cooked farro on a baking sheet to let it dry for 5 minutes.
- While the farro cooks, toss broccoli florets in olive oil and salt. Spread florets onto a baking sheet, ensuring some space between florets. Pop them in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until slightly browned, crisp, and tender.
- Meanwhile, prepare the salad dressing by shaking all dressing ingredients together in a jar with a lid, or whisk them in a small bowl.
- Remove broccoli from the oven, and toss with farro, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and salad dressing. Enjoy!
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