PCC Winter Farro Salad
Serves: 12 to 16
Yield: 5 to 6 pounds
Also known as emmer, farro is versatile and provides a full-bodied flavor.
- 2 cups emmer farro Add to list
- 4 cups water Add to list
- 3 teaspoons salt, divided Add to list
- 1 1/4 pounds butternut squash - peeled, seeded and diced into 1 1/2-inch chunks Add to list
- 3/4 cup olive oil, divided Add to list
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided Add to list
- 1 1/4 pounds portobello mushrooms, stems removed and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks Add to list
- 1 cup roasted red peppers, diced into 1-inch pieces Add to list
- 1/4 cup roasted garlic cloves Add to list
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme Add to list
- 1 teaspoon ground rosemary Add to list
- 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar Add to list
- 1/2 pound chard and kale mix (equal parts green kale, red kale and red chard, stems removed and cut into 1-inch pieces) Add to list
Soak farro in water overnight. Bring water, pre-soaked farro and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes. Drain in a colander and let cool slowly at room temperature. Do not rinse. Refrigerate farro when cooled.
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Toss squash pieces lightly in 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast in oven until soft and brown on the edges, about 20 minutes.
Toss mushrooms lightly in 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast in oven until brown on the edges, 12 to 15 minutes.
Add roasted red peppers to cooled farro.
In a food processor, puree roasted garlic with thyme and rosemary. With the machine running, first drizzle in vinegar and then remaining olive oil until dressing is blended. Toss farro and red peppers with dressing, squash and mushrooms.
To serve, toss equal parts farro mixture and loosely packed chard and kale mix in individual bowls.
Recipe by, PCC Deli Merchandiser
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