Hi from the skies! I’m currently en route from Milwaukee to Louisiana and splurged for the in-air wifi. It’s  7 a.m., and I am legitimately contemplating pulling out the leftover Strawberry Farro Salad with Avocado and Feta that I have packed in my carry on.

Full of spinach, feta, avocado, and lots of fresh strawberries, this Strawberry Farro Salad makes a perfect summer meal. Tossed in a balsamic poppy seed dressing. YUM! @wellplated

Just like my Fruit Salad with its wholesome, simple, and filled with healthy ingredients, this strawberry farro salad was what I was craving on Tuesday night, my one evening at home during a multi-week travel spree.

Fortunately, this farro salad is so simple to make, I was able to throw it together in the midst of packing, and it’s so scrumptiously addictive, I couldn’t bear to leave the leftovers behind.

Strawberry, Avocado and Farro Salad with Balsamic Poppy Seed Dressing - A healthy, hearty salad that’s easy to whip up and packs so many great flavors. Perfect for summer! @wellplated

Strawberry Farro Salad for All Occasions

Whether you are looking for a healthy, easy meal, a slam-dunk side for a summer potluck or Mother’s Day, or bought way too many strawberries at the grocery store this week (been there, done that), you’ll be reluctant to abandon the leftovers too.

I absolutely adore traveling and dining out, but when I’m gone for long periods, I miss being in my kitchen and eating well-balanced meals like this strawberry farro salad. It, along with simply grilled chicken, was the perfect “last dinner” at home before I took off for the airport again.

The beauty of this summer salad is its balance of ingredients and textures.

The farro is delightfully nutty and chewy (if you haven’t tried farro, please, please do—it’s wonderful, healthy, and available in just about any grocery store or Amazon), the strawberries are fresh and sweet, the feta and avocado are creamy and satisfying, and the walnuts add warmth and crunch.

Strawberry Farro Salad with Avocado and Feta – Perfect for summer! Creamy avocado, whole grains, fresh berries, and spinach, all tossed in a balsamic poppy seed dressing. @wellplated

For the dressing, I made a simple balsamic vinaigrette, then stirred in a touch of honey and poppy seeds.

You could make the dressing without the poppy seeds, but the two—poppy seed dressing and strawberry salad—are inseparable in my mind, so I couldn’t resist. I love the little specs of color and tiny crunch the poppy seeds add to every forkful.

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Strawberries, avocado, walnuts, and feta, all tossed with fresh spinach and feta with a tangy balsamic poppy seed dressing. The perfect summer meal! @wellplated

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I finished off this farro salad recipe with a few handfuls of fresh spinach for color and an extra serving of veggies. My only regret: I didn’t pack an extra serving for the flight home!

Full of spinach, feta, avocado, and lots of fresh strawberries, this Strawberry Farro Salad makes a perfect summer meal. Tossed in a balsamic poppy seed dressing. YUM! @wellplated

Strawberry Farro Salad with Avocado and Feta

4.86 from 7 votes
Full of spinach, feta, avocado, and fresh strawberries, this Strawberry Farro Salad makes a perfect summer meal. Tossed in a balsamic poppy seed dressing.

Prep: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins

Servings: 4 servings


For the farro salad:

  • 3/4  cup uncooked farro
  • 1 pint strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 2 medium avocados diced
  • 3 cups loosely packed baby spinach roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2  small red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts

For the dressing:


  • Prepare farro according to package instructions. Place in a serving bowl and let cool while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until combined: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, poppy seeds and salt. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Pour over the farro, then toss to coat.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl with the farro: strawberries, avocados, spinach, feta, red onion, and walnuts, then toss gently to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Strawberry Farro Salad tastes best the day it is made but can last 1 or 2 days in the fridge (the avocado will brown, but be safe to eat).


Serving: 1(of 4)Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 13gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 293mgFiber: 11gSugar: 9g

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  1. Just wanted to say I have been making this salad for years and its still a favorite. A go to for parties, potlucks etc. Thank you for the great recipe.5 stars

    1. I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed the recipe, KT MC! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  2. With the heat of the summer and Strawberry season in full swing – this was an awesome addition to our family meal plan! Farro has become a new fav grain in our house and it pairs perfectly with season sweet strawberries.  I actually used Romaine grown in my garden vs spinach and overall tasted great! The toasted walnuts were also a perfect compliment to the salad.  We added a chutney sandwich to make this is a dinner meal for our family which has 3 college kids!5 stars

  3. The salad is delicious. When I make it again, I think I will add half of the dressing to the farro and toss, and keep the other ingredients separate until I’m ready to serve. Add the other ingredients, remaining dressing and toss again.
    The flavors are wonderful though. I had everything on hand, on a 1 degree F. day. So, a bit of sunshine on a cold winter’s day.5 stars

  4. I can’t stop eating this. It’s so good! I made the dressing with a pomegranate balsamic. Even the skeptical bf enjoyed this salad. I will definitely make again.5 stars

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