|2 servings||calories per servings 630||protein serving 14 g||carbs per serving 85 g||total fat per serving 27 g|
Farro is a great foundation for a grain salad; it’s a bit chewy, yet tender enough to absorb flavors, especially the zippy lime vinaigrette in this recipe. It might seem a bit odd to include peaches in a vegetable salad, but their natural sweetness rounds out and balances the bold flavors of nutty pecans, cool mint and cucumber and tart lime zest. This is delicious when freshly made, but holds well overnight for make-ahead convenience - like for picnics, backyard potlucks, or even a brown-bag lunch at work.
|Nutrition Facts||/ Per Serving|
|Total Fat||27 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||85 g|
|Dietary Fiber||15 g|
• Place a saucepan over high heat. Add farro, 3 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
• When water boils, reduce heat to medium-high. Cook at a boil until farro is tender, 15-20 minutes.
• Drain farro. Keep warm until needed.
MISE EN PLACE
• Peel and finely chop shallot.
• Zest and juice limes.
• Halve cucumber lengthwise. Thinly slice crosswise.
• Halve or quarter tomatoes.
• Halve peaches. Discard pits, and thinly slice flesh.
• Pick and chop mint leaves.
• In a large bowl, whisk together shallot, lime zest, lime juice, pepper jelly and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
• Season with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
• Stir farro into vinaigrette.
• Refrigerate for 5 minutes, stirring once.
Fold in cucumber, tomato, peach, pecans and half of mint.
• Taste and adjust seasoning as desired with kosher salt. Garnish with remaining mint.
• Serve immediately or chill overnight.
"I’ve been a cook and writer my whole life. I wrote my first original recipe and mailed it to a TV show when I was four years old. I was lucky enough to have been raised by one of those legendary Southern grandmothers who cooked with great skill and no recipes. Even when my cooking veered drastically away from Southern for a few years, she was always open to what I prepared and would taste anything."Learn More...