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Italian Farro Salad

italian farro salad Lunch Italian
Italian Farro Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 8

Try this delicious and refreshing salad made with the ancient grain farro! It can be made up to 4 hours ahead of time.

Ingredients

  • Farro
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) uncooked farro
  • 4 cups (1 L) water
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Salad
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) mozzarella pearls or bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella cheese balls)

Steps

  • 1
    In Dutch oven, heat Farro ingredients to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until farro is tender; drain and place in large heatproof bowl. Stir occasionally, and allow to cool to almost room temperature, about 35 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix Dressing ingredients; refrigerate while making salad.
  • 3
    Toss Salad ingredients in bowl of farro. Toss with Dressing.

  • Substitution : If you have trouble finding mozzarella pearls or bocconcini, you can purchase a larger ball of mozzarella and cut into small pieces.
  • Tip : Can’t find farro? Pearled barley or wheat berries can be substituted. Cook the grains as directed on package.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 Servings (1 Cup Each)
Calories
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
300mg
Total Carbs
37g
Dietary Fiber
10g
Sugars
3g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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