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charred broccoli & farro salad | superman cooks

Charred Broccoli & Farro Salad

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish


Give your boring lunch routine a makeover with Charred Broccoli & Farro Salad! This delicious vegetarian dish is satisfying for lunch or as a colorful side.



1 C cooked farro (we added salt, pepper, and 1 chopped clove of garlic to the water as it cooked)

2 crowns of broccoli, cut into 1 inch pieces.

2 C chopped beets

1/2 C olive oil, divided

1/2 C cashew pieces

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 lemon

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp black coarse ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Place cut broccoli in a medium bowl and toss with 1/4 c olive oil and peeled garlic cloves.
  4. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes or until you get a "charred" appearance.
  5. In a small sauté pan, place cashews over medium high heat and toss with a couple drops of olive oil and cook tossing frequently for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Combine remaining olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  7. Remove garlic cloves from baking tray and place in bowl with dressing and smash with a fork and mix to combine.
  8. In a large mixing bowl, add cooked broccoli, farro, beets and cashews and toss with lemon dressing.
  9. Serve Warm

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