Mediterranean Farro Salad

Mediterranean Farro Salad

This Mediterranean farro salad is packed with the flavours of Greece! Featuring pan-seared chicken thighs on an ancient grain salad of farro with green olives, tomato, and cucumber. Your Instant Pot cooks the farro to chewy, tender perfection. As a result, this recipe is perfect for a hearty, wholesome dinner.

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine International, Mediterranean
Keyword farro salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 637 kcal


  • 1 cup cooked farro
  • 2 chicken thighs (preferably taken out of the fridge 15-20 minutes before cooking)
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/3-1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2-1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • honey
  • 1/4-1/2 cup green olives


  1. Rinse 1 cup farro in a colander, then transfer to Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water (+ sea salt if desired). Lock the lid and turn the valve to sealing position. Set to 22 minutes on high pressure, let the pressure release naturally (15-20 minutes). If you don't have an instant pot, here is a complete guide on How to Cook Farro. 

  2. Preheat skillet over medium-low for at least 6-7 minutes until nice and hot. (do not, I repeat, do not preheat over higher heat to accelerate the process).

  3. Add butter and olive oil to hot pan, swirl around for a few seconds until the butter melted, then add chicken thighs (preferably not fridge-cold) to hot pan and season generously with poultry seasoning (or sea salt/pepper) and pan fry for 6-8 minutes on one side, 6-8 minutes on the other, then reduce heat to lowest setting, cover pan with a lid and let steam for an extra 5 minutes.

  4. In the meantime, wash and chop the cucumber. Wash and chop grape tomatoes. Peel and chop the red onion. And wash and chop parsley.

  5. Add vegetables and herb, 1 cup cooked farro, green olives, freshly grated Parmesan to a large bowl and then season with sea salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, and honey. Stir well and serve in a bowl.

  6. Top farro salad with pan-fried chicken thigh and top with pan juices.

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Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Farro Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 637 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 794mg35%
Potassium 674mg19%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1775IU36%
Vitamin C 24.4mg30%
Calcium 354mg35%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.