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Friday, December 30, 2016

Italian Farro Salad


Italian Farro Salad

Pronounced Fahr-Oh, it is one of the oldest cultivated grains on the planet.

It is such a delicious grain, somewhere between barley and rice in texture, and it soaks up any flavor you give it! If you haven’t tried it, I totally encourage it! When I buy it, I buy more than one - it can be somewhat hard to find at my local grocery store, so sometimes I opt to buy it online. My favorite brand is Nature’s Earthly Choice Organic Farro, and I usually opt for the 6-pack!


Truthfully, you could throw in anything you like with cooked Farro, toss with a little vinaigrette and it’s sure to be delicious. It’s so great to have something scrumptious and healthy to grab and eat in the fridge, too!


Something that is extra AWESOME about this Italian Farro Salad is the combination of textures and flavors - crunchy, nutty walnuts - sweet, chewy cranberries or sun-dried tomatoess - slightly chewy, satisfying farro - tangy dressing - sharpness from the onion - creamy cannelloni beans.

I mean, seriously… this Italian Farro Salad is so freaking DELISHAnd, HEALTHY!

One of my favorite things about this Italian Farro salad - I cooked the Farro using my Instant Pot! Here is how to cook Farro in the Instant Pot.


Without further ado…


Italian Farro Salad


Salad Ingredients
about 3 cups Cooked Farro, how to cook Farro in the Instant Pot
1/2 cup cannellini beans
1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes or dried cranberries*, chopped
3 T walnuts, chopped
3 T Italian vinaigrette (your fave or my Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette)
pinch garlic salt
1/4 t black pepper
pinch to 1/4 t crushed red pepper, optional for spice
Fresh basil, chiffonnade (aka cut into strips), optional garnish

*I use whichever I have on-hand. 
Today it was dried cranberries — you want that sweet, chewy bite


Essential Tools

Pressure Cooker, I have the IP-60DUO 7-in-1 Instant Pot

Directions

Cook Farro - you can use my Pressure Cooker method, or cook the farro on your stovetop according to the Farro's package directions.

Allow Farro to cool slightly while you prepare salad ingredients.

Add Farro and salad ingredients to mixing bowl. Mix together.

That is it!


Transfer to storage dish(es) (tupperware or a lidded bowl). I love using these 6 ounce Anchor custard bowls with lids for portion control! I also love these Sagler mixing bowls (set of 3 in 1.5, 3 & 5 quart) because they have lids!

Chill for at least an hour, then ENJOY. This can also be eaten warm, but chilling it helps develop more flavor.

Confession: I didn’t wait... I ate a bowl right away!


Italian Farro Salad



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