Happy hump day 🙂
I hope this tasty recipe brightens up your week (if it isn’t already super bright!)
A few months ago, I received an amazing order of fun foods from Swanson Vitamins.
One of the ingredients I was most excited to try out was something called farro. Well, with the move from Indianapolis to Denver and life happening, I almost forgot I had ordered this fun, new-to-me healthy grain!
I pulled it out last week and started experimenting in the kitchen and I actually came up with something quite tasty. So tasty, in fact, that Brian and I enjoyed it last week AND this week 🙂
From what I have read, farro is an Italian grain that is relatively new to the American diet. It is packed with fiber (yeah fiber!), minerals such as magnesium, and is a good source of vegetarian protein. It is super chewy and has a deliciously nutty flavor (kind of like a chewier, nuttier brown rice!). I could eat it plain, but Brian likes it mixed into things with some seasoning…like this salad!
The nuttiness of the farro pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the dijon and balsamic vinegar dressing (honestly, I could JUST eat this dressing alone…it’s that good!!), and then topping it with salmon!!…well, you’ll just have to take my word for it until you try the recipe yourself 😉
Yields: 2 servings
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