Farro Salad with fresh mint and carrot

Farro Salad
with fresh mint and carrot

(serves 10 as a side dish

 

This recipe is written in order so read it all first to get the entire ingredient list!

First, prepare your food processor with the julienne blade or slice the following in even, thin slices with a knife.

1.5 c peeled carrots (3 large), or 12 stalks raw asparagus with top and bottom 2 inches trimmed
3 c kale, stalks cut off (any variety is fine)
1/2 c red onion (this is about 1 medium onion)
1/4 c fresh mint, stems removed
2 c peeled yellow beet (red beets work well, but the entire salad will be pink, which is fine!)

After slicing, pile ingredients into a large bowl.

Boil a large pot of water and add 2 cups farro wheat.

Boil the farro 10 minutes, stirring a few times, until al dente. Strain and rinse under cool water and combine with the cut vegetables and stir.

Top with 1 cup sheep’s milk, or any solid block feta cheese, crumbled.

 

Finally, add this lovely dressing:

2 T. white balsamic vinegar
4 T. olive oil
2 T. lemon juice
2 t salt
2 t pepper

There is no need to combine all of these! Simply pour the individual ingredients over the salad and give it a good stir.

Allow the salad to sit in the refrigerator overnight for the best taste or serve immediately if you just can’t wait!

 

Farro Salad with fresh mint and carrot