It’s no secret that healthy, hearty grain salads are some of our favourite dishes, and this farro salad from Bob’s Red Mill is too good not to share! Farro, for those unfamiliar, is a savoury ancient grain that’s used in everything from risottos to salads to soups. It’s a great source of fibre, iron, and protein, and is easy to digest. If you’ve never tried farro before, this Mediterranean Farro Salad is the perfect place to start!
Mediterranean Farro Salad
Makes 6 servings
- 2 cups cooked and cooled farro
- 1 cup cubed eggplant, fresh or fried*
- ½ cup diced red onion
- 1 cup seeded and diced tomatoes
- 1 ½ cups seeded and diced cucumber
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup chopped parsley
- ¼ cup chopped mint
- ¼ cup chopped dill
*To make fried eggplant cubes: Cut eggplant into ½-inch cubes. Spread cubes on several layers of paper towels and lightly salt. Let sit for about 15 minutes to extract any excess water from the vegetable. Blot cubes dry. Heat ½ inch of oil over medium-high heat in a heavy skillet. Fry eggplant cubes in batches, stirring often to brown all sides. When dark brown, remove eggplant from oil and drain on paper towels. Season with salt, if desired.
In a large bowl, toss farro with vegetables, lemon juice, olive oil and herbs. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Whole Grain Foods for Every Meal of the Day. Bob’s manufactures the widest variety of whole grains available anywhere–from amaranth to teff, along with cereals and flour made from each of them. They offer myriad hot cereal and oatmeal choices along with a well-balanced blend of gluten free and organic products.