Grilled Vegetable Farro Salad

Grilled Vegetable Farro Salad

This colorful vegetarian dish is perfect for a picnic.

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cup uncooked farro or pearled barley
2 1/2
cups water
teaspoon salt
yellow bell pepper, cut into 6 pieces
red bell pepper, cut into 6 pieces
lb fresh asparagus spears, cut in half
cherry tomatoes
tablespoon olive oil
tablespoons red wine vinegar
tablespoon lemon juice
teaspoons grated lemon peel
teaspoons Dijon mustard
teaspoon salt
Dash fresh ground black pepper
cups baby spinach leaves, lightly packed
  1. Rinse farro under cold water. In 2-quart saucepan, mix 2 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add farro; heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Drain, if necessary, and set aside.
  2. Heat coals or gas grill. Brush peppers, asparagus and tomatoes with olive oil. Place peppers and asparagus in grill basket or directly on grill rack. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 7 to 9 minutes, turning occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, adding tomatoes during last 4 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, mix red wine vinegar, lemon juice, lemon peel, mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper.
  4. To serve, toss farro and spinach in 3 tablespoons of the dressing. Arrange farro on serving platter, and place grilled vegetables on top. Drizzle remaining dressing over vegetables.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The vegetables can be broiled instead of grilled. Turn oven control to broil. After tossing the vegetables with oil mixture, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 8 to 12 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Farro is an ancient Tuscan grain similar to pearled barley or wheat berries. It has a chewy, nutty texture that goes great with grilled or roasted vegetables.
You can find farro in the grain aisle of some grocery stores, specialty stores or Italian markets.
Can’t find farro? Wheat berries or pearled barley can be used in place of the farro in this salad. Cook the grains as directed on package

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.