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Overhead shot of a dish of farro topped with roasted beets, walnuts, goat cheese, and mixed greens (arugula, watercress, baby chard) with dijon balsamic vinaigrette surrounded by fresh beets with greens, a small bowl of dressing and a jar of Maille mustard on a rustic, grey wood surface.

Farro, Beets and Goat Cheese with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Farro, roasted beets and goat cheese are the major players in this dish, but it’s really the Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette, using Maille Dijon Originale, that brings this recipe over the top.


  • 1 ½ cups farro
  • 6 medium red beets (or 12 baby beets), greens removed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • Salt, as needed



  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Maille Dijon Originale
  • Salt, as needed


  • ½ cup mixed greens (such as baby arugula, baby chard & watercress)
  • 2oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Wrap beets individually in foil and place on baking sheet. Bake about 40-50   minutes, or until tender. Baby beets will cook in approximately 25-30 minutes. If beets are cooked   through, knife will easily slide in and out when inserted.
  2. Allow beets to cool slightly. Peel off skin and cut into halves or wedges.
  3. While beets cook, bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add farro and cook according to package   directions or until tender with a slight bite. Drain.
  4. While farro cooks, warm a small pan over medium heat. Add one tablespoon of olive oil, followed by the   chopped shallot. Season with salt. Cook about 4-5 minutes or until tender and translucent. Stir in cooked farro and season with salt. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and Maille Dijon Originale. Slowly incorporate olive oil while  constantly whisking. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Toss beets in half of the vinaigrette. Reserve remaining half for topping. Allow beets to cool to room temperature while marinating in dressing.
  7. Place farro into serving bowls. Top with marinated beets, mixed greens, goat cheese and walnuts. Top with additional dressing, as desired.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Roast, boil, saute
  • Cuisine: New American, Italian


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of farro, beets, goat cheese, dressing
  • Calories: 580
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Fat: 49g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 7g

Keywords: beets, goat cheese, farro, dijon, balsamic