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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 58.8
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 150.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Herbs ala Giada

Submitted by: CALIDREAMER76

Introduction

Being Giada's recipe I'm not sharing except with you Kathryn.
The only thing I changed was she had 2 teaspoons of salt, I used one and it was good. She said a pound of tomatoes - I didn't really count but put in 8 - looks right.
Being Giada's recipe I'm not sharing except with you Kathryn.
The only thing I changed was she had 2 teaspoons of salt, I used one and it was good. She said a pound of tomatoes - I didn't really count but put in 8 - looks right.

Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients



    10 oz Farro, (about 1.5 cup)
    4 cups of Water
    1 tsp Salt
    1 pound Tomatoes (approx.8 Italian tomato) chopped &
    seeded
    1/2 large sweet Onion chopped
    1/4 cup Fresh Chives chopped
    1/4 cup Fresh Italian Parsley
    1 clove Garlic minced
    2 T Balsamic Vinegar
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 cup Olive Oil

Directions

Combine the water, farro and salt in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the farro is tender, about 30 minutes. Drain well, then transfer to a large bowl to cool.
In the mean time chop your tomatoes, onion and herbs. Add to the farro once cooled.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, vinegar, pepper and olive oil (she had salt in the directions here, which I missed and it tasted just fine without). Add the vinaigrette to the salad and toss to coat.
The salad can be refrigerated over night. Bring to room temperature before serving.
This makes 8 cups - using it as a side I figured 16 half cup servings - just enough for a nice taste without too many calories.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CALIDREAMER76.






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  • Will add a variety of veggies to this. Excellent! - 9/5/14

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  • I don't know about Giada but I found the same recipe on the package of farro. It turned out well. I added black olives to the mixture. - 4/22/12

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  • Went to Uno pizza recently and they offered this with cucumber as an appetizer. I ordered it with some feta on it and ended up having a second order as my meal. I'll be making this recipe for dinner this week. - 6/13/11

    Reply from CALIDREAMER76 (6/13/11)
    I love cucumber - thanks for the suggestion. Hope you enjoy it even more at home!


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  • I saw this on her show and was interested. Just located a source for Farro. Thanks for the recipe, I will be trying this soon. - 3/21/11

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  • my first taste of farro, won't be my last - 11/21/10

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