Farro Salad with Fresh Cherries, Feta and Almonds

Farro Salad with Fresh Cherries, Feta and Almonds

Jun 17, 2016

Cherries, cherries, and more cherries!  They are on sale right now and here is an easy way to incorporate them into your meal rather than just a sweet snack!

Farro Salad with Fresh Cherries, Feta and Almonds

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Prep/Cook Time: 50 minutes     Number of Servings: 6 - ¾ cup servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup farro, rinsed*
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups fresh Chilean cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Directions:

  1. To make the farro: Combine farro, water and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the farro is tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Drain any remaining liquid and fluff with a fork. Spread the farro out on a large rimmed baking sheet to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, oil, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add cherries, feta, almonds, onion, mint and the farro. Gently stir to combine.

*Substitute 2 cups cooked barley, brown rice or quinoa for the farro if desired

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories:  221       Protein: 4.5gm      Total Fat:  12gm       Carbohydrates: 26gm   

Cholesterol:  11mg        Sodium:  340mg        Fiber: 3.6gm

Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian for County Market



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