Farro Salad

Farro Salad
Staff Writer
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For a dish rich in whole grains, try this warm farro salad with tender butternut squash.

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4
Servings
288
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Cup farro, rinsed
  • 1 Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Toss the butternut squash in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread it out evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, toss the red onion with olive oil, salt, and pepper. When the squash has cooked for 15 minutes, add the onions to the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Place the farro in a medium saucepan and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Add the red pepper flakes, bay leaf, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high-heat and reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer uncovered until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain the farro and remove the bay leaf.

Toss the cooked farro with the squash and onions. Add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, cheese, and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Farro Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Farro Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
12g
24%
Carbs
49g
16%
Vitamin A
702µg
78%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.1%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
17.6%
Vitamin C
34mg
56%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
53µg
66%
Calcium
214mg
21%
Fiber
8g
32%
Folate (food)
66µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
66µg
16%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
113mg
28%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
302mg
43%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
695mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.3%
Sodium
513mg
21%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.4%
Zinc
2mg
13%