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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe: Pistachio, Farro and Kale Salad

Want to enjoy a guilt-free and delicious Thanksgiving? We've got you covered with this delicious salad, the perfect pairing to roast turkey!
Pistachio, Farro and Kale Salad
Pistachio, Farro and Kale Salad. Photo by Carmen Sturdy

Planning your Thanksgiving menu, but you're ready to try something different?

Why not start with a slight spin on a traditional dish that is both healthy, delicious and easy to prepare? This green salad makes a great accompaniment to roast veggies and a roast turkey — or pretty much anything else to be honest!

Pistachio, Farro and Kale Salad

Serves 6

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

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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