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Fresh and Tasty Mediterranean Farro Salad
A fresh and tasty Mediterranean inspired salad that combines the nutty flavored of farro with peppers, cucumbers, onions and feta with a Greek dressing

Do you find that as the seasons change you begin to crave different foods? I do, and I was really craving a salad today. Fresh crisp veggies. The dilemma is it’s not yet spring or summer.  There is still and chill in the air and the garden is still in the idea phase.  This Fresh and Tasty Mediterranean Farro Salad is the perfect combination of hearty grains combined with fresh crunchy vegetables that are available in grocery stores year round. A perfect solution to satisfy the craving for the bright fresh flavors of spring and summer bridge the gap during the transition from winter.

Ingredients Needed:

farro
red bell pepper
green bell pepper
cucumber
red onion
feta cheese
peperocini peppers
kalamata olives
olive oil, garlic
mint
dried basil
dried oregano
onion powder
fresh ground pepper

Tools Needed:

Knife
cutting board
mixing bowl
sauce pan with tight fitting lid
measuring cups
measuring spoons

Method

Begin by cooking farro according to package instructions. Drain and set aside to cool.

Fresh and Tasty Mediterranean Farro Salad
Gather your ingredients
Mediterranean Farro Salad
Begin by chopping all of the vegetables, olives and peperocini’s
Fresh and Tasty Mediterranean Farro Salad
Mix the dressing ingredients, chop the mint and measure the feta. Combine all ingredients and chill for 2 hours before serving. Can be made the day before.
Fresh and Tasty Mediterranean Farro Salad
A fresh and tasty Mediterranean inspired salad that combines the nutty flavored of farro with peppers, cucumbers, onions and feta with a Greek dressing

Fresh and Tasty Mediterranean Farro Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 8.8 ouncepackage Quick Cook Farro
  • 1 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 green bell pepper finely diced
  • 15 cherry or grape tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced peperoncini peppers (optional)
  • 12 pitted Kalamata olives minced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint minced
  • For the dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook Farro according to package directions. When tender, drain and cool. Dice bell peppers, tomatoes and onions. Dice peperocini peppers and Kalamata olives. Mince mint leaves. In a large bowl combine farro and all other salad ingredients.
  2. Make the dressing. Combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, basil, oregano and onion powder. Shake well season with fresh ground pepper. Pour dressing over salad and mix to combine chill for a minimum of two hours or overnight. Serve.
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