I realized while I was lurking across your pages, staring greedily at your extraordinary images and bookmarking recipes to come back to later, that I need to play with grains more.
Most of my meals are protein heavy which isn’t a bad thing, but healthy grains like Farro and Barley and Quinoa also do the job.
And the kicker? I know these grains are good for you yet I’ve never tried to cook something like Farro before.
It’s the simplest shit to make and it came out DELICIOUS.
Seriously, what’s the matter with me?
It takes a sexy ass picture too.
I swear, I’ve just been having one ahh-ha moment after another…
Farro Salad with Apples & Tomatoes
What I Used
8oz of Farro (uncooked). 2 large Tomatoes (seeded and diced). 1 apple (cored and diced). A large handful of fresh Cilantro. 2 -3 tbsp Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper. Red Pepper Flakes.
What I Did
Cook it accordingly to the direction on the bag/box it came in.
This normally means bringing a large pot of salted water to boil.
When the water is bubbling, add the Farro.
Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 mins or until Farro is tender.
Drain and set aside.
Dice the tomatoes, apples and cilantro.
Put them in a large bowl.
Add in 2tbsp olive oil.
Season with salt, pepper and a few shakes of red pepper flakes.
Add the Farro to the bowl.
Adjust seasoning as necessary.
Serve alone or with another protein.
I’m entering this post into Our Growing Edge link party because this was the first time I’ve ever cooked Farro.
*shaking my damn head*
This month, Our Growing Edge is being hosted by Lindsey from Sneaks and Sweets.
More info on Our Growing Edge can be found HERE.