Cranberry-Clementine Wild Rice & Farro Salad

Part 2 of Holiday Recipe Project: a side dish rich in health and flavor, both sweet and savory, with a delicious soft crunch in your mouth.

Cranberry-Clementine Wild Rice & Farro Salad

Yields: 6 servings

Cranberry Clementine Wild Rice & Farro Salad
Photo Credit: Taylor Gage Photography

4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

1 ½ cups water

1 cup wild rice

1 cup farro

4 clementine oranges, peeled into segments

1 cup dried cranberries

¼ cup vegetable oil

¼ cup POM® Juice

2 Tbsp tarragon vinegar

Scallions, thinly sliced

Fresh tarragon, chopped

Sea salt

Ground black pepper

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, bring to boil 2 cups of vegetable broth and 1 cup of wild rice. Reduce to simmer and cover with lid. Cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, approximately 45 minutes. Drain if needed and set pot aside to cool.

Wild Rice
Boiling Wild Rice

Farro

 

Meanwhile, cook farro in a separate medium saucepan with remaining 2 cups of vegetable broth and 1 ½ cups of water. Reduce to simmer and cover with lid. Cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, approximately 30 minutes. Drain if needed.

In large bowl, blend cooked wild rice and farro. Add sliced scallions, chopped tarragon, and dried cranberries. Peel clementines and separate into individual segments, removing as much white membrane as possible. Place in bowl with grain mixture and stir thoroughly to blend.

Farro Salad Dressing
Pour Dressing over Salad

Whisk POM juice with vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add to grain-fruit mixture and stir gently to blend. Refrigerate until ready to serve, or serve at room-temperature.

 

Gluten-Free Substitutes:

Quinoa instead of Farro

 

Low-Sugar Substitutes:

Reduced-Sugar Fruit Juices (i.e. Apple & Eve, Odwalla) or Fresh Juice of 1 Orange

 

Photo Credit: Taylor Gage Photography

Project Coordination: Sparrow Soirees

 

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