Recipe rollout: Mediterranean Farro Salad

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

Ingredients

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
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Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 4 cups of water with the farro. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until the farro is almost tender (about 20 minutes). Add 1 teaspoon salt and simmer until the farro is tender (about 10 minutes). Transfer to a large bowl and let cool.
  2. At the same time, bring a medium pot of water to boil over high heat. Add green beans and stir. Cook for 2 minutes. Transfer the cooked green beans to a bowl of ice water and let cool for 2 minutes. Drain the green beans.
  3. Once the farro has cooled, add the green beans, olives, red pepper, and sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan, and chives. Stir to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the sherry vinegar, olive oil, mustard, pepper, and the remaining teaspoon salt. Stir to combine. Pour the sherry vinaigrette over the farro salad and toss to combine.

Adapted from  www.foodnetwork.com

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