For those of you who don't know, farro is a type of wheat often referred to as “ancient grains,” and nutritionally, they outperform brown rice and whole-grain pasta.
The tasty ancient grains deliver about the same number of calories (roughly 100 per half-cup cooked) as more traditional choices. But when it comes to protein & fiber, farro is the clear winner.
I used this brand:
and should be found in your local grocery store in the rice/quinoa aisle.
Tossed together with these other Mediterranean ingredients and you have a delicious salad perfect for a side dish or a main course:
- 1 cup uncooked farro, rinsed and drained
- 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- half of a small red onion, finely diced
- 1 large cucumber, finely-diced
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2/3 cup roasted red peppers strips
- 1/4 cup finely-chopped fresh parsley
- Greek vinaigrette
Greek Vinaigrette Ingredients:
- 1/2 of a lemon, freshly-squeezed
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
- A few dashes of oregano, garlic powder, salt, & black pepper
- Cook the farro in chicken or veggie broth according to package instructions.
- Remove from heat, and run under cool water.
- Transfer farro to a large mixing bowl, and add in remaining ingredients, including the vinaigrette. Toss until combined.
NUTRITION: (Recipe yields 6 servings) info below for 1 serving
Calories: 214 Carbs: 21g Fat: 11g Protein: 6g
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #Fitgirlxtina. I'd love to see what you create!