I threw this salad together last Saturday after Sal brought something similar home from the deli counter at New Seasons Market. The beauty of this salad is that it can be adapted based on what you have on hand.
These are the basic components for success:
The combination I ended up with was a great balance of chewy and crunchy elements with the sweetness of the cherries balanced by the apple-cider vinaigrette
To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake until well mixed. Place kale, celery, farro, cherries and pecans in a large mixing bowl and add dressing. Toss to combine. I also usually massage by hand to soften up the kale a bit. This salad tastes best when you make ahead and allow it to sit for a few hours before eating, but it’s great either way.
Optionally, consider adding cheese. I think shaved parmesan would have done nicely.