Curried Salmon Farro Bowls

Here is a healthy and fun weeknight dinner that I know you will all love — Curried Salmon Farro Bowls!

Curried Salmon Farro Bowls

Farro is an ingredient I have been falling more and more in love with recently. It is an extremely nutritious grain as it is an excellent source of protein, fiber and nutrients like magnesium, zinc and various B vitamins. Farro also has a deliciously nutty flavor and chewy texture that’s great to add to bowls any night of the week with whatever protein and veggies you have on hand. It is important to note, though, that farro is *not* gluten-free, as it contains wheat.

With these Curried Salmon Farro Bowls, I have served this harissa-spiced farro alongside a simple arugula salad and topped with a flavorful curry-infused salmon. The flavors come together perfectly and fairly quickly — which is great when you are short on time during the week! This satisfying dish can be served year-round to treat your mind, body and soul to healthful, filling ingredients!


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Curried Salmon Farro Bowls

Curried Salmon Farro Bowls
5 from 11 votes


For the Farro:

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup semi-pearled farro
  • 2 tsp harissa paste
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup golden raisins

For the Salmon:

  • 4 [6-8 ounce] filets salmon
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin

Simple Salad:

  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • lemon wedges for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Make the Farro:

  • Heat oil in a skillet with tall sides over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the farro and continue to cook, stirring, toasting the farro until it is fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the harissa paste and stir to combine. Then, pour in the broth and bring the contents to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a vigorous simmer, Cook until the farro is chewy and tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, Make the Salmon:

  • Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, curry powder, smoked paprika, and cumin. Stir until well combined and then evenly distribute on top of each of the salmon filets.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake until the salmon is cooked through (and flakes easily with a fork), about 15 minutes.

Make the Bowls:

  • In a large bowl-- make a simple side salad by whisking together the avocado oil, champagne vinegar and honey until well combined. Next, add the arugula and cherry tomatoes and genty toss to coat.
  • When the farro is ready done, stir in the golden raisins. Divide the farro, the simple side salad, and the salmon amongst 4 bowls. Serve with a wedge of lemon and enjoy!


  • Reply
    August 9, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    5 stars
    Loved everything about this recipe but next time I will decrease the salt. I like the raisins in the farro too. When calling for salt in a recipe it is helpful to me if the author specifies whether to use fine or coarse. Thank you for a delicious recipe.

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    January 12, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    5 stars
    This dish exceeded my expectations! A creamy and flavorful farro paired with curried salmon – it’s a perfect bowl that we all loved.

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    October 20, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Are the farro directions any different for pearled farro instead of semi pearled? Thanks!

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    June 2, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    5 stars
    This has become a staple in our house! Similar to other reviewers I feel there is too much salt in the seasoning so have since gone down to 1 tsp. I also decreased the amount of harissa paste (I use TJs brand) by half due to my husband complaining it is too spicy (though I kind of like it that way!). Overall delicious in every way and I love how quick and easy it is! So much flavor in just 30 minutes! I actually make extra of the seasoning and keep it in a packet in my spice drawer so that I can just whip it out at any time. Thank you for another amazing dish!

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    May 25, 2021 at 11:18 am

    5 stars
    This was fantastic made almost as is. I didn’t have golden raisins so I used dark ones. I couldn’t find harissa paste so I used harissa sauce. Very spicy but we like that. I thought the salmon was a little salty and I might cut back a little on the salt in the rub. I would also soak the farro ahead of time as suggested in the comments. But it was great just as written.

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    Laura R
    May 11, 2021 at 2:27 am

    5 stars
    I followed this recipe exactly and it was phenomenal! I added a dollop of yogurt on top of the farro and it was perfect 🙂 thanks Alex!

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      May 11, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      thank you, Laura!! xoxo

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    April 22, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    5 stars
    Amazing and easy recipe. I swapped quinoa for farrow since I need Gf, and it was still so good. The raisins were a nice addition.

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    April 20, 2021 at 5:13 am

    5 stars
    Perfect weeknight meal and packed with ALL the flavors, absolutely delicious. Love how the raisins balanced the heat of the harissa x

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    April 19, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    When cooking the farro do you cook it covered or uncovered?

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      April 20, 2021 at 12:11 pm


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    April 19, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    So excited to try this! Is it recommended to soak farro or it’s ready to be cooked?

    • Reply
      April 19, 2021 at 8:43 pm

      I think soaking grains in advance, if you have the time, is recommended as it makes it easier to digest.

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    April 13, 2021 at 2:50 am

    5 stars
    So easy and delicious!! Great combination of flavors.

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    April 11, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely amazing and so easy to make. Will definitely be making again. For the salad dressing, I used red wine vinegar and added a little curry powder and it was delicious.

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    April 7, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Such a fun dinner! The flavors are unique and delicious all put together. I didn’t have golden raisins so I chopped up a golden dried fig and I’m glad I did. It was perfection! Thanks Alex!

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      April 16, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      ohh the fig sounds so yummy!! Thanks, Traci!

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    Danielle Butler
    April 7, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Made this last night to have a few friends over for a small dinner and it came together so quick but felt incredibly fancy. Didn’t have low sodium broth on hand, just a veggie broth base. Definitely needs low sodium, or the farro turns out a bit salty. Amazing flavor profile! This one will go in the regular rotation for sure.

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    Erin Storey
    April 7, 2021 at 12:16 am

    5 stars
    Great recipe and easy weeknight dinner! My 11 year old ate seconds!!

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    April 6, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    5 stars
    We usually just stick with plain old white rice with our dinner but I made this farro last night and wow! So good and so easy! I didn’t have harissa so I skipped that and added a red bell pepper that was close to the end when I added in the onion and garlic. Paired with some grilled chicken and sautéed zucchini and it went perfectly. Will definitely be making this again!

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