Several years ago while traveling in New York City we ate at a local contemporary Italian restaurant in the East Village (the name of the restaurant escapes me) but the farro salad that I enjoyed does not escape me. The mild nutty taste of the grain, the flavors and textures of the salad stayed with me. Naturally, I assumed that this was a “trendy” grain as it was not easily located when I returned home. I had forgotten about this fantatsic grain until I saw a huge size bag ( 3-lbs.) at Costco for a reasonable price. My memory came rushing back and the farro was scooped up and thrown in my cart.
Move over quinoa! You have nothing on farro! You have been tossed aside! Farro is my new go to grain.
This farro salad is loaded with spring asparagus, sugar snap peas, onion, tomatoes, feta and dill. It is lightly tossed in an olive oil and sherry vinaigrette. A perfect vegetarian option or for those days when you just want to eat and feel healthier.