Farro and Beet Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

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Farro and Beet Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Farro and Beet Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Ancient grains are an excellent way to work more whole grains into your diet. Paired with a blood orange vinaigrette, this farro salad is a nutty and bright choice for a meatless lunch.

This recipe is courtesy of McKenzie Hall and Nourish RDs.

2
Servings
437
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 Cup farro
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 3 large beets
  • 1/3 Cup shelled pistachios
  • 4 Ounces goat cheese

For the dressing:

  • 2 Tablespoons blood orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

For the salad:

Cook 1 cup of farro with 3 cups of lightly salted water, until tender and water is mostly absorbed. Drain, and set aside to cool.

Wash and cut beets into quarters, and steam until tender. Allow to cool.

Wash and trim asparagus and steam until crisp. Allow to cool.

Remove skins from the cooled beets and cut into bite sized cubes; cut asparagus on diagonal into pieces.

Add farro, beets, asparagus, and pistachios to a large bowl and crumble in goat cheese.

Toss with dressing and serve.

For the dressing:

Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
53%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
273µg
39%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
504mg
50%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
15µg
1%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
33mg
10%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
415mg
59%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
243mg
16%
Water
36g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.