Saturday, April 20, 2013

Roasted Vegetable and Farro Salad


This is my new favorite thing to make, I have made it a few times recently, simple and full of flavor, what chow and chatter is all about. Farro is an ancient type of wheat high in protein, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium and, of course, fiber. Its easy to cook and has a nice nutty flavor, it can also be made into a risotto, I made one with pancetta and shitake recently. Any seasonal vegetables can be roasted to add, I used lots of wonderful spring asparagus. 



Ingredients:

  • one bunch of asparagus chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • one small eggplant chopped
  • one small zucchini chopped 
  • one tablespoon of good balsamic vinegar 
  • a drizzle of olive oil 
  • a little salt and pepper
  • one cup of uncooked farro, about 2 cups cooked.
Method:

1. cook the farro as per instructions and keep to one side
2. chop the vegetables and add to a baking sheet on parchment paper, add balsamic, salt and pepper and olive oil, then bake at 400 for 15-20min
3. once the vegetables have cooked mix with the farro 
4. this wonderful salad can be eaten hot or cold.




the hands of one of my darling taste testers 

Have a great weekend everyone ;-) 



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41 comments:

  1. Love roasted veggies and farro but never put them together - great idea Rebecca!

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  2. This is so my kind of meal Rebecca. I might add a fried egg may be on the side :-)

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  3. Damn, i love the charred side of the roasted veggies on my salad...
    instead of olive oil, sesame oil will bring nice hint my friend, at least for my licking

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  4. Looooove farro salad, it's so delicious and good for you!

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  5. I never tried faro.. Does it taste similar to barley?

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  6. That looks like another delicious version, Rebecca! I love the texture of farro too.

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  7. Loving the combo - what fun farro is. Also like how hearty it is. Cute hands! I miss my taste-testers!

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  8. Excellent salad, feel like having some.

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  9. This looks wholesome and delicious!

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  10. What a wonderful meatless dish,Rebecca!Love all the vegetables you use here!

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  11. Yum, wonderful combination of veggies in this dish :) it looks tasty!

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  12. That looks very tasty, and perfect for a light summer supper.

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  13. I never had faro yet nor roasted my vegies. It's time to change that :).
    Thanks for the inspiration Reb. And yeah I love that little hand in the pic. Makes me miss having a little tot in the house :)
    Malou

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  14. I love everything in this! What a great salad!!

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  15. Love it when little test testers participate in the kitchen with mummy :)

    And I LOVE the ingredients here! So many great veggies!

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  16. Dear Rebecca, Sounds delicious and healthy. Blessings dear. Catherine

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  17. Sounds and looks fabulous Rebecca...
    Hope you are having a great week :)

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  18. Roasted veggies have such a vibrant taste! I love your salad!

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  19. Hearty meal with roasted vegetables, a must try recipe for me. Thanks for sharing.

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