Meatless Monday: Farro Salad with Pistachio, Herbs and Golden Raisins

Once a week, I aim to cut meat out of my meals. Last week for Meatless Monday, I pulled together this quick grain salad made with nutty farro, sweet golden raisins, pistachios, fresh herbs and a simple lemon vinaigrette. Enjoy throughout the week as a side dish, take to work for a not-sad desk lunch, or top with a combination of roasted and raw vegetables for a custom grain bowl.

Farro Salad with Pistachio, Golden Raisins and Fresh Herbs

  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • EVOO
  • Half of a lemon
  • 1 pack of farro, I used this one from Trader Joe's (cooking time, 10 minutes!)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (use a combination of your favorite, mint, parsley, cilantro or even arugula for a peppery flavor)

 

 

  1. Bring a medium-sized saucepan of salted water to boil.
  2. Add farro and cook following instructions on package, drain well and set aside in a large bowl.
  3. Make vinaigrette: combine olive oil, the juice of half a lemon and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add dressing to warm farro, then combine pistachios, golden raisins and and toss well.
  5. Allow to cool before serving and fold in fresh herbs.

 

 

 

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