This is a novel recipe for a farro salad and makes a great and delicious side dish. Never heard of farro? It is a cereal from the Mediterranean. It belongs to the wheat family and is easily confused with spelt because both look so similar.
Farro was already being grown during Roman times, and remains a well-known food in Italy today. In certain regions such as Umbria and Tuscany, for example, it is used as the basis of a hearty soup which also incorporates vegetables and beans.
An Italian-style farro dish
This salad is a great way to try farro out. It's full of fresh herbs, which provide a real Italian touch. Feel free however to modify the recipe and discover the perfect way to cook with farro yourself.
Farro needs to cook a little longer than rice, about 40 minutes. You can use it, for example, in a salad or as a basis for your risotto. There are endless variations.
Farro is rich in fibre, B vitamins and iron. It is a tasty replacement for white rice or pasta in Italian meals.
On the search for more light meals? Then check out the recipe for this gnocchi salad.
Satiating salad with tomatoes and walnuts.
|1 handful||fresh parsley|
|5 ml||agave syrup|
|1 tbsp.||olive oil|
Cook the farro as indicated on the package.
Cut spring onions and olives into rings. Cut the tomatoes into quarters and then into small cubes.
Chop the parsley finely (including the stalks – they have most of the most flavor).
Make a dressing by mixing the lemon juice with the agave syrup, olive oil, and chopped parsley.
If necessary, add the raisins. Mix everything in a large bowl. Serve the salad!
|Ingredients||agave syrup, farro, fresh parsley, lemon, olive oil, olives, raisins, spring onions, tomatoes|
|Courses||inbetween, lunch, side dish|
|Special Diets||free from celery, free from sesame, gluten-free, lupin-free, mustard-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free|
|Difficulty||level 1 (easy)|
|Cooking time||15-30 minutes|
|Number ingredients||5-10 ingredients|
|Preparation method||cooking, mixing|
|Type of dish||salad|