Farro, Cherry, and Walnut Salad

Mikekey K

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@Mikekey

Farro is a quick-cooking grain with a mild flavor. This summer salad is great with grilled meat, poultry, or fish. If you can't find farro, you can substitute wheat berries or quinoa. When fresh cherries are out of season, try this with dried sweetened cranberries.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
water
3/4 c
farro, uncooked
1/4 tsp
salt, divided
1/2 lb
cherries (sweet cherries, pitted and halved-about 1 cup)
1/3 c
diced celery
1/4 c
walnuts, toasted and chopped
1/8 c
flat-leaf parsley leaves, packed
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp
whole-grain mustard
1/2 Tbsp
honey
1/8 tsp
ground black pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
2
Add farro and 1/8 teaspoon salt to boiling water; cook 20-25 minutes or until al dente. Drain; cool at room temperature 15 minutes.
3
Combine farro, cherries, celery, walnuts, and parsley in a large bowl.
4
Combine lemon juice, mustard, honey, pepper, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.
5
Pour dressing over farro mixture; toss to coat.
6
Serve at room temperature or chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American