It's Memorial Day weekend and chances are you've been invited to a BBQ or two. You might need to bring a dish to pass so I thought I'd share a really good salad that I tried this week. I'm actually going three events and am making a different salad for each. I'll be bringing this Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Herbs to my Mom's house on Sunday. I had never had farro before this week and had found a recipe on Food Network's website but the exact same recipe appeared on the back of the package!
Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Herbs (various sources)
4 cups water
12 oz farro
2 tsp salt
1 lb tomatoes chopped
1/2 sweet onion chopped (walla walla)
1/4 cup diced chives
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 large clove of garlic minced
2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
fresh ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine water and farro in a medium saucepan with 2 tsp salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to medium-low and and cover, simmer until the farro is tender about 15-20 min. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl and cover. Add the tomatoes, onion, chives and parsley to the farro and toss to combine. In a medium bowl whisk together garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil. Add the vinaigrette to the salad and toss again. Serve at room temperature.
Enjoy the weekend!