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Grilled Vegetable Farro Salad

This colorful vegetarian salad is perfect for that summer backyard get-together.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Salad

2
cups uncooked farro
4 1/2
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
medium yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges
3
bell peppers (red, orange or yellow), cut into chunks
1/2
lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1
package (8 oz) baby portabella mushrooms
2
cups cherry tomatoes
1
tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Dressing and Topping

5
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4
oz chèvre (goat) cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)

Directions

  • 1 Rinse farro with cold water; drain. In 3-quart saucepan, mix 4 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add farro; heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Drain if necessary. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat charcoal or gas grill. Brush onion, bell peppers, asparagus, mushrooms and tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place onion, bell peppers and asparagus on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 9 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add mushrooms during last 6 minutes and tomatoes during last 4 minutes of grilling. Cut grilled vegetables into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat 5 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon juice, lemon peel, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper with whisk until well blended. Stir in cilantro.
  • 4 In large bowl, toss farro with 3 tablespoons dressing until well blended.
  • 5 Spoon farro onto serving platter; top with grilled vegetables. Drizzle remaining dressing over salad. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Farro is a food product composed of the grains of certain wheat species in whole form. It is sold dried and is prepared by cooking in water until soft, but still crunchy (many recommend first soaking overnight). It is often used as an ingredient in salads and soups.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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