Farro Salad with Asparagus and Parmesan

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A light and delicious way to get your whole grains. Perfect salad for picnics, baby or bridal showers or just because!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups farro

  • ¾ pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 cup red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • cup chopped fresh chives

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette, or to taste

  • 1 cup shaved Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Soak farro in a large bowl of water for at least 12 hours. Drain.

  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the drained farro, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, then cook the farro uncovered, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue simmering until tender, about 30 more minutes. Drain and allow to cool.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus, and cook uncovered until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain in a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the asparagus is cold, drain well, and chop. Set aside.

  4. Place farro, asparagus, tomatoes, walnuts, cranberries, parsley, and chives in a large bowl. Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over and sprinkle about 3/4 cups Parmesan cheese, then toss. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Serve at room temperature.

Editor's Note:

If you can't find farro, look for spelt or wheat berries, which are available in the health food section of some markets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
9g Fat
32g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 283mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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