Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Guacamole Farro Salad

Guacamole Farro Salad
We don’t generally celebrate Cinco de Mayo which is this coming Sunday (May 5th); however, who could pass up a good guacamole? I know we can’t. In fact, guacamole has become one of our favorite weekend snacks. So when I purchased too many avocados on my last shopping trip, I had to use them up before they went bad. I combined all of the same ingredients I’d use to make my guacamole, but added in cooked farro to make this Guacamole Farro Salad. It was so good that Rachael and I ate it for lunch for several days. It was very filling, but refreshingly light. 

Guacamole Farro Salad
1 c. Farro, rinsed
2 c. Water
2 Avocado, pitted and diced
1 Tomato, small dice
1 tbsp. Red Onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 Lime, zest and juice
1/2 Jalepeno Pepper, small dice
3 Tbsp. Canola Oil
Kosher Salt, to taste
Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste

1. Add water to a pot and bring to a boil; then add in the farro. Allow to simmer over low-medium heat until the water has been absorbed; approximately 15 minutes. Remove the farro and add to a bowl; let cool.
2. Add the avocado, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime zest and juice, pepper and oil to the farro. Season with salt and pepper; mix well. Makes 7 – 1/2 cup servings.

*Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories 225, Carbs 25.7g, Fat 12.9g, Protein 5.2g, Fiber 6.4g, Sugar 1.1g

*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.


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  1. Carrie -
    May 2, 2013 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I love a good guac.

    And that Mexian Beer Cheese Soup looks heavenly.

    We don’t normally celebrate Cinco de Mayo, either. And it’s hard to believe it’s already May 5 around the corner.

    • Carrie Farias
      May 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      I know, this year is FLYING by so fast!

  2. Kirsten Madaus
    May 2, 2013 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    I’m not much for Cinco de Mayo, but we are preloading the adult beverages in anticipation of my spouse’s departure, so why not margaritas?
    I think you brilliantly used up an excess of avocados, Carrie!

    • Carrie Farias
      May 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm - Reply

      Sounds like a wonderful idea Kirsten, make mine strawberry! lol Hoping your spouse stays safe on his next tour.

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