Roasted Butternut Squash, Fennel, and Farro Salad

By • October 25, 2010 • 3 Comments



Author Notes: I was looking for a way to use up a few leftover fall vegetables after a weekend of cooking and came up with this fall vegetable-leftover saladVanessaS

Serves 3

  • 3 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup buttnernut squash, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup farro
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 bulb fennel, cut into quarters and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss butternut squash and fennel, each in separate bowls, with 1/2 teaspoon of the olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Roast on separate parchment lined baking sheets; 30 minutes for squash and 40 minutes for fennel, or until browned. Place in large bowl.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat in small pot. Add farro and thyme, stirring occasionally until almost translucent, about 5 minutes. Add water and bring to boil. Reduct to low simmer, cover, and continue to cook until liquid is absorbed, about twenty minutes.
  3. While farro is cooking, whisk together remaining olive oil, dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, and sage. Set aside.
  4. Combine cooked farro, squash, fennel, and cranberries. Toss with vinaigrette, serve warm or at room temperature.
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almost 4 years ago dymnyno

Sounds great...I did a similar salad with roasted butternut cubes, baby shitake mushrooms , and roasted chipollino onions with faro about a week ago....great fall salad.

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

Yum, I have been thinking about roasted butternut squash and farro...your version with fennel and cranberries sounds really good (although I just noticed that you might have left the fennel out of the ingredient list...?)

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almost 4 years ago VanessaS

Whoops- that what happens when I'm up past my usual bedtime. Thanks!