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Warm Farro Salad

Thursday, April 5, 2018




 Green Valley Grill is one of my family's favorite restaurants Greensboro.  The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is cozy and perfect for family celebrations.  While everything on the menu is delicious, I usually order the same dish every time.  The warm farro salad is my all-time favorite!  It is so good, like comfort food, but it's pretty healthy too.  The salad is made with farro, roasted seasonal veggies, grilled salmon, rockets, feta, pine nuts, all tossed with a vinegarette.  I've recreated it several times at home and this time I remembered to take pictures so that I could share the recipe with you.


Warm Farro Salad

(this recipe serves two)

cook one cup farro according to package directions
wild caught salmon (2 adult servings, approximately 1 lb.)
seasonal veggies - I used sweet potatoes and broccoli this time
rockets - a small handful for each serving
feta - around 1 tablespoon per serving
pine nuts - around a tablespoon per serving
vinaigrette - enough to toss with the farro and rockets
salt
pepper
lemon wedge

Peel and rough chop sweet potatoes.  Toss with olive oil to coat and give it little kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.  Spread evenly onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Roast for approximately 25 minutes at 400 degrees or until tender.  Chop broccoli into flowerets and toss with olive oil to coat.  Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper.  Spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Roast for approximately 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees or until tender.  The veggies can be served with the salad right out of the oven or you can let them cool to room temperature.  I prefer room temp.

Brush salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.  Grill for about 5 minutes on each side or until it flakes with a fork.

To make the salad, toss the warm farro with the rockets.  Add vinaigrette to taste.  I added a couple of glugs.  Divide among two bowls.  Add remaining ingredients to each bowl and serve with a lemon wedge.  Enjoy!





2 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! But what are "rockets" and what kind of vinaigrette do you prefer?

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    1. Thank you! Great questions! Rockets is another name for arugula and I used Marie's vinaigrette. Hope this helps.

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