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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 266.2
  • Total Fat: 16.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.3 mg
  • Sodium: 41.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 8.4 g

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Farro and Butternut Squash Salad

Submitted by: BRYNWRITES4FOOD
Farro and Butternut Squash Salad

Introduction

This recipe combines farro, an Italian grain similar to wheat, with roasted butternut squash and red onion. This recipe combines farro, an Italian grain similar to wheat, with roasted butternut squash and red onion.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups farro
    3 cups butternut squash, cubed
    1 large red onion, cut into wedges
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    1 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
    3 Tbsp. walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
    1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled

Tips

(It's loosely adapted from 101cookbooks.com.) Find farro in the Italian section of many supermarkets or specialty-food stores. This packs well for lunch and is a nice accompaniment to roast chicken or grilled pork.


Directions

Serves 6 to 8 as a side, or 4 as a main course.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, toss onion wedges and butternut squash with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and a generous pinch of coarse salt and several grinds of black pepper. Place on a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet and roast until tender and a bit browned, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook farro according to package directions. Drain and cool slightly.

In a large serving bowl, toss farro, roasted vegetables and walnuts. Add 2 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar and toss to coat. Add goat cheese.

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used a large flat casserole dish to toss and roast the Squash / Onion in and stirred halfway through. I also substituted Coconut Oil for the entire recipe and used feta cheese instead. It was amazingly delicious! I want to have it around all the time! - 5/19/14

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will add to the chorus of praise for this recipe. I had to make a few substitutions based on what I had on hand. I used one cup of 10-minute farro and one of 10-minute barley (Trader Joe's), and went with olive oil instead of walnut oil. Was still absolutely wonderful. - 2/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 12/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a great side dish as a warm salad. - 1/18/13

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Mmmm delish ! - 10/31/13

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