Pistachio, Farro and Kale Salad Healthy Thanksgiving recipes
Pistachio, Farro and Kale Salad Photo by Carmen Sturdy

Planning your Thanksgiving menu, but you’re ready to try something different? Perhaps you’re preparing one dish to bring to someone else’s event, and you want to make a great impression…

Why not start with a slight spin on a traditional dish that is both healthy, delicious and easy to prepare!

Today’s dish is a green salad:

Pistachio, Farro and Kale Salad Recipe; Serves 6

The Health Specs:

  • 205 cal
  • 10 g fat (2 g sat)
  • 16 g carbs
  • 47 mg sodium
  • 3 g fiber
  • 1 g sugar
  • 5 g protein

Serves 6

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes


1 cup farro
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
2/3 cup toasted pistachios
1/3 cup parsley
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 cups kale, shredded


  1. In a pot over medium heat, simmer the farro and five cups water for 25 to 30 minutes until the farro is softened but still slightly chewy. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the crushed garlic, mustard, olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a larger bowl, combine the pistachios, shredded kale, chopped parsley and celery. Toss with the dressing and serve.

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