Farro, Corn, and Runner Bean Salad with Goat Cheese

Farro, Corn, and Runner Bean Salad with Goat Cheese
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Farro, Corn, and Runner Bean Salad with Goat Cheese
Ray Kachatorian

Farro, Corn, and Runner Bean Salad with Goat Cheese

I'll make this dish on a summer day just to have it at the ready for lunch or dinner or an impromptu get-together. For a gorgeous presentation, I line the edge of a platter with sliced tomatoes and spoon the salad in the center.

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4
Servings
338
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup farro
  • 3/4 Pounds runner beans or green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths
  • 2 Cups yellow corn kernels (from about 2 ears)
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh marjoram leaves, plus 2 teaspoons whole leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 Pound fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

Bring a large saucepan 3/4 full of salted water to a boil. Add the farro and boil until just tender, 25-30 minutes. Drain and let cool.

Refill the saucepan ¾ full with salted water and bring to a boil. Add the beans and cook until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain and plunge into cold water to cool. Drain again.

In a large serving bowl, combine the farro, green beans, corn, and scallions. In a small bowl, muddle together the olive oil, minced marjoram, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk in the vinegar, garlic, and mustard.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, then sprinkle with the goat cheese and marjoram leaves and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
150µg
21%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
103mg
10%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
8µg
0%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
198mg
28%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
477mg
32%
Water
163g
6%
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.