03.21.17

FARRO SALAD

farro salad | designlovefest

farro is a grain that i often overlook. i’ll make brown rice or quinoa but never farro. i attended a baby shower last weekend with a great farro salad and it made me want to make one for all us. my aunt has been raving about the vinaigrette from Nobu (recipe here) which gave it an asian kick but it would also be good with a drizzle of quality olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. we also used pearl mozzarella instead of the more traditional feta that you often see in these types of salads and i much preferred the mozzarella for its milder taste, it didn’t over power the other flavors. also, as a side note – i just read an article about why homemade salads aren’t as good as restaurant salads and they said it’s important to salt your greens. seems obvious but something i often overlook. what are you making these days? i’m always looking for new ideas. especially quick, easy dinners that include some type of vegetable because i’m terrible at eating them! – joanie

farro salad | designlovefest
farro salad | designlovefest

what you’ll need
serves 5
• 2 cups uncooked farro
• 1 cucumber
• 1 lemon
• 1 pint cherry tomatoes
• arugula
• red onion
• fresh herbs of your choosing – parsley, mint, cilantro (whatever you have on hand!)
• peral mozzarella

farro salad | designlovefest
farro salad | designlovefest
farro salad | designlovefest

• start by cooking your farro as it will take about 30 minutes or so. then chop all of your veggies, this salad is super adaptable so you can easily edit with what you have on hand. mix up the dressing (recipe here!). put a large spoonful of farro in a bowl, top as desired with chopped vegetables and cheese, drizzle with dressing and serve!

farro salad | designlovefest

styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis
see more recipes here

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    Salad is my favorite dish. You have a very creative way of decorating, making dishes attractive and novel.

    designlovefest says:

    thanks for saying so!

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