This recipe for Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad is a unique side dish that is healthy and delicious!
Featuring hearty farro and sauteed Brussels sprouts tossed with a honey mustard dressing.
Making this healthy brussel sprouts side dish is a perfect way to elevate your meal. We love serving it up during the holiday feasts because more veggies never hurt. the farro wheat is a hearty and delicious grain that when added with the brussel sprouts turns into a wonderful warm salad. Your family will LOVE this recipe for Brussels sprouts and farro. It is a simple side dish that is full of flavor and textures. It will appeal to everyone whether they are familiar with farro or not. I think it’s time to go out with the old and in with the new. Let’s shake things up this Thanksgiving and give our tastes buds something new to savor!
Making Brussel Sprout Farro Salad
This recipe for Brussels sprouts and farro comes together very quickly. The farro will take the longest, so get that on the stove first, and then turn your attention to your Brussels sprouts. I used chicken broth to boil my farro, but you could certainly use water or vegetable broth if you prefer. For the sprouts, start off by browning a few slices of bacon. The grease and the salt from the bacon will add so much flavor to your sprouts. Remove your bacon and add your halved Brussels sprouts. Cook these until they begin to soften and caramelize and then toss them with a very simple honey dijon dressing and the farro. So simple!
- Dried farro
- Chicken broth
- Bacon strips
- Brussels sprouts
- Dried thyme
For the dressing, you will need:
- White wine vinegar
- Coarse grain mustard
- Olive oil
- Garlic cloves
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Recipe for Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad
- Prepare the farro according to the package directions, using chicken broth in place of the water.
- Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in the chopped bacon. Cook until crispy. Remove the bacon and then set aside.
- In the bacon greased skillet add in the halved brussel sprouts.
- Cook the sprouts over medium heat until they just begin to soften and caramelize. This should take about 8-10 minutes.
- Sprinkle the sprouts with salt and thyme. Stir together to combine.
- Remove the sprouts and place them into a bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, honey, olive oil, and garlic.
- Pour the dressing over the brussel sprouts.
- Add the farro to the bowl of brussel sprouts.
- Toss everything together to combine.
- Serve warm.
Depending on the cut of your bacon you may find that it is easier to cook the bacon as a strip and simply crumble it up after it has been made crispy. This can be an easier process than cutting the bacon into tiny pieces and then cooking them.
How to prepare Brussel sprouts
Prepare the Brussels by washing them thoroughly under cool running water. Then transfer to a cutting board where you will cut off the wooden-like bottom end pieces. After that place, the brussel sprouts so that the cut piece is down on the cutting board. Slice in half to reveal all of the layers inside. If your sprouts are large you may want to quarter them so that all of the pieces are more uniform in size.
How long is brussel sprout salad good for?
This dish can be kept stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days. Reheat again before serving.
Can I prepare the farro in advance?
Yes, you can make the farro for this recipe up to 2 days in advance and keep it stored in an airtight container in the fridge. When ready to cook simply add it to a pan and saute until warmed through before setting it aside to follow along with the recipe.
If you love sprouts you may also love these other great brussel sprout recipes!
- Homemade Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Feta
- Brussels Sprout Beef Stir Fry
- Hot Bacon Brussels Sprout Salad
- Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Fig Glaze
Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad
Crisp sprouts are combined with hearty farro and tossed with a tangy honey dijon dressing!
- 1 cup dried farro ( I used Bob's Red Mill)
- 2 cups chicken broth ( used Simple Truth Organic)
- 6 strips of bacon, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 lb brussels sprouts halved
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons coarse grain mustard (I used Private Selection)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Prepare farro according to package directions, substituting chicken broth for water.
- Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped bacon and cook until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside.
- To the same skillet add halved Brussels sprouts. Cook sprouts over medium heat just until they soften and begin to caramelize; about 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle sprouts with salt and thyme, stir.
- Remove sprouts to a bowl.
- In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, honey, olive oil, and garlic.
- Pour dressing over Brussels Sprouts.
- Add farro to sprouts and stir to coat.
Amount Per Serving Calories 231Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 23mgSodium 782mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 9g
Love, love brussels sprouts. I know the reality is they are a love ’em or hate ’em vegetable. This year I have noticed a lot of great recipes to lift up brussels sprouts into he light. This is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
What a fabulous way to mix up the Thanksgiving side dish! To bad I’m in charge of desserts this year!!
These brussels sprouts look delicious!! I’d love to try them this Thanksgiving!
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Brianna Wolin says
Turkey shaped sugar cookies with my sister!
christina p says
We love brussel sprouts as a side dish too!
Carmon J says
I love making sweet potatoes.
Debbie Caraballo says
I just adore the Cornbread Dressing (stuffing to some!), with giblet gravy and jellied cranberry sauce! Your sprout dish looks delicious!
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I love sweet potato pie with melted marshmallows on top.
Melissa R says
My favorite Thanksgiving side is stuffing with extra gravy!
My favorite dish is homemade stuffing.
Tracie Cooper says
I love squash casserole!
Amy C. says
I’m such a lover of mashed potatoes and stuffing!
Stuffing. With a side of stuffing!
Amy S. says
My favorite side dish is sausage dressing.
Erin R. says
I can’t leave the gravy alone. I’ll sit there and keep dipping things in the gravy until someone takes it away from me.
D Schmidt says
My favorite is sweet potato casserole.
Amy Orvin says
Steven weber says
creamy and buttery mashed potatoes and gravy.
Lori K says
Love sweet potatoes and stuffing. Can’t wait to try this brussel sprout recipe. Looks delicious.
Pete Mathis says
Amanda Sakovitz says
I love sweet potatoes!
Abby Reisner says
without a doubt sweet potato casserole! marshmallows required!
Michelle J. says
I love mashed potatoes and gravy!
Alison H. says
My favorite side is cornbread stuffing/dressing!
That Pumpkin Banana bread you linked looks delicious!
With bacony brussels sprouts, I’m not sure how this could go wrong. I’ve never tried farro…maybe this is the time!
I love the brussel sprouts with garlic butter.
N. Gibbs says
Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday… I make sure to pack my Tupperware before hitting the road…
Though Thanksgiving is about the turkey, I am partial to the pig. My grandmother makes a “ham rice” which I cannot go without on any holiday gathering.
Oh, this is one dreamy salad! My picky hubby won’t touch Brussels sprouts or farro so it will be ALL mine!
Megan P says
I love brussels sprouts and this sounds killer! My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the sweet potato casserole!
Pat F. says
My favorite is homemade mashed potatoes and gravy and the dressing!
amy smeltzer says
Brussel sprouts are my all-time favorite. i could eat them every day.
My favorite side dish would have to be stuffing.
Danielle Antinozzi says
Stuffing! It’s my grandmother’s recipe we make in her honor each year.
Amanda S says
I love to make pumpkin sage biscuits with cheddar, apples, and cider caramelized onions.
My favorite side dish is stuffing!
Jennifer Rote says
My favorite Thanksgiving dish is stuffing smothered in gravy.
Mashed potatoes and gravy is my favorite on Thanksgiving. Homemade noodles are perfect the day after!
Crystal S says
I love sweet potato casserole. My mom always makes it the best!
I love sourdough bread stuffing.
Ellie Wright says
My favorite is cornbread dressing.
I would have to say that honey glazed carrots are my favorite
Gina M (Wild Orchid) says
I like pumpkin cheesecake!
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MJ Moore says
I love cranberry sauce, but stuffing is a close second 🙂
Mary Beth Elderton says
Your salad looks wonderful! I guess my favorite side is the traditional sweet potato bake.
Sarah A. says
My mom’s stuffing!
Susan Christy says
Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving dish.
Laura Royal says
I really love cranberry sauce!
Acorn squash fries.
Jane Martin says
Thanks for the awesome recipe! I love a sweet and salty sweet pototato dish!
Stuffing, gluten free with apples and andouille sausage
Ellie C. says
My favorite side dish is cheesy potatoes!
I love a juicy turkey!
Sweet potatoes, with a brown sugar bourbon glaze
Heather B says
Debbie B says
my favorite Thanksgiving side dish is sweet potatoes
Amy L says
My husband makes the best herb stuffing I’ve ever had, and even though he makes a big batch, we always run out of it first. It’s even better than my mom’s, and she was an exceptional cook.
Cindy A. says
My favorite is sweet potato casserole.
Jillian Too says
I love broccoli casserole as a Thanksgiving side.
Tina W says
I love a sweet potato casserole with a streusel topping instead of marshmallows.
Marsha Hanzel says
Baked cranberry sauce
Dani H says
My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is candied sweet potatoes with a marshmallow topping.
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My favorite side would be homemade dressing… candied sweet potatoes are a close second.
Angela W says
I love sweet potatoes.
I love roasted root vegetables.
Mashed potatoes hands down!
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist says
I adore Brussels! I can just make them for dinner and call it good. Love this dressing on them.
Starla B says
That looks delicious. I would have to say my favorite side dish is definitely deviled eggs!
Colleen Boudreau says
Jenny Bullistron says
My favorite side dish is mashed potatoes!
This brussels sprouts recipe looks amazing! My favorite side dish at Thanksgiving is homemade dressing with gravy or candied sweet potatoes.
carol clark says
ok here we go love mashed potato’s corn pudding mexican cornbread pecan pie cocnut pie dressing deviled eggs i love it all whats not to love love its in the air to happy thankgiving
Barbara R. says
I love my Mom’s baked stuffing. I have been thinking about Brussels Sprouts and how healthy they are. I have been looking for a recipe to make. I plan to try this one. Thank you
My favorite dish to make is cranberry sauce. My favorite to eat is green beans, but not green bean casserole.
My aunt’s homemade sausage stuffing is the best side dish for me! She has to make lots of extra because everyone goes back for seconds. Of course, it wouldn’t be so good without her juicy turkey and amazing gravy to go with it! But this brussel spout and farro recipe looks amazingly scrumptious, I will have to make it ASAP!!
Daniel M says
the stuffing is our fav