As one of the oldest cultivated grains, farro is one of the many great grains that is packed with fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and iron that are an important part of a healthy diet. Try it as a hot breakfast cereal, in soups, salad, and side dishes.
Add farro to your collection of great grains and try this Mediterranean inspired recipe. The nutty taste of the farro is a great complement to any meal!
Mediterranean Farro Salad – Serves 4
1 cups of dry whole farro
1 teaspoon salt, plus one tsp. salt for dressing
2 cups green beans
1/2 cup pitted olives
1 medium red pepper (cut into strips)
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (chopped)
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 small bunch chives, snipped (1/4 cup)
1/4cup sherry vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Adapted from www.foodnetwork.com