Welcome to Thrive

THRIVE is a collaborative platform of conventional, integrative, & functional medicine practitioners coming together in one setting to provide personalized healthcare to clients.
Working Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM EST


M - Th 8a - 5p, F 8a - 4p, Sa 10a - 1p, Su - Closed


6401 Carnegie Blvd, Suite 2A, Charlotte, NC 28211


Farro Salad with Broccoli, Goat Cheese, Cashews and Barberries

Thrive Carolinas / In The Kitchen  / Farro Salad with Broccoli, Goat Cheese, Cashews and Barberries

Farro Salad with Broccoli, Goat Cheese, Cashews and Barberries

Challenge yourself to eat new foods and learn about their health benefits in our article about the power of broccoli. This recipe may introduce you to new ingredients and flavors.

  • Farro is a traditional Mediterranean food. It is a hearty grain with a chewy texture and rich, nutty flavor that is an excellent source of fiber and can easily be substituted for rice in soups, casseroles, or pilafs.
  • Barberries are tart red berries of the Berberis vulgaris plant. They have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat digestive issues, infections, and skin conditions. They contain many beneficial compounds, but the most notable is berberine, a powerful antioxidant that helps manage conditions like diabetes, dental caries, and acne.


  • 1 ½ cup cooked farro
  • 2 stalks of broccoli cut up into small florets
  • 3 scallions sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup basil leaves and ¼ cup Italian parsley
  • ¾ cup cashews toasted
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 T honey
  • 2T champagne vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ c barberries ( can substitute organic dried cranberries if needed)
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese


  1. Cook Farro according to package directions, drain it and put it into a large salad bowl.
  2. Toast cashews at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
  3. Put the olive oil, vinegar, lime zest, lime juice, and honey in a measuring cup and whisk together.
  4. Add the broccoli, scallions, cashews, barberries, basil, and parsley to the farro and mix well. Drizzle dressing over and mix well. Add the goat cheese and chill for 20 minutes or longer. The flavors really build over time, so you can make a few hours before serving for optimal results.
Thrive Carolinas

No Comments

Post a Comment