This Kale Farro Salad with Almonds and Pomegranate is one of my all-time favorite vegan salads. Think of this like a wintery Kale Tabbouleh Salad. It’s loaded up with chopped kale, parsley and farro. Pomegranate seeds replace out-of-season tomatoes here and toasted almonds give this a nice crunch! The best part? It can be made ahead! Great for mid-week lunches.
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This Kale and Farro Salad (aka Kale Tabbouleh Salad) is bright, cheery and festive, perfect for make-ahead lunches. It’s vegan, healthy and full of delicious flavor. It’s made with chopped kale, parsley, farro, pomegranate seeds and toasted almonds all tossed in a light lemony dressing.
The color of the salad alone will bring a smile to your face.
What I love about this Kale and Farro Salad is how easy it is to throw together, especially if you cook the farro ahead of time!
It starts with chopping the Lacinato Kale. Lacinato is an heirloom variety of kale, dark in color and a little less bitter than curly kale. It is sometimes called Tuscan kale, black kale or cavolo nero.
Then you’ll massage it with olive oil and salt until it is tender.
Add the remaining ingredients and just toss.
These days, kale is available year-round but its true season is in mid-winter through the beginning of spring when it’s at its peak and tastes best. This is because a light frost is key in sweetening its flavor.
Pomegranates are also in season this time of year- the perfect compliment! Buy seeds or deseed your own… read How to cut a pomegranate or watch the video below!
Watch How to cut a Pomegranate | 2 min video!
For faster assembly, feel free to buy pre-seeded pomegranate seeds, but if unavailable you can always purchase a whole pomegranate. And just a heads up, a reader recently shared that you can also purchase frozen pomegranate seeds! Also a good option.
Stir in the dressing ingredients and you are good to go.
This salad will last a good 3-4 days in the fridge!
And there you have it- Kale and Farro Salad (aka Kale Tabouli!) with Pomegranates and Almonds in a simple lemony dressing.
Let me know what you think in the comments below!