Farro is a delicious, hearty grain with sort of a nutty taste. When I told my husband we were having Farro salad for dinner, he raised any eyebrow since he’d never heard of Farro. Then I told him that Farro has about 10 grams of protein per serving and he was all in.
Farro Salad: Total calories per serving: 247 calories
8.5 Ounces Quick Cooking Farro
1/2 Cucumber, peeled, cut into small cubes.
1 Roma tomato, diced
1-1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon white Balsamic vinegar
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of Pepper
3 green onions
2 small garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tablespoons Chopped fresh parsley
2/3 cup reduced fat feta cheese, crumbled
Make quick cooking Farro according to package instructions. While the farro is cooking, peel and chop the cucumber and tomato. Make vinaigrette at the bottom of a serving bowl by whisking crushed garlic, salt, lemon juice, vinegar and olive oil together.
Drain Farro and let cool. In the serving bowl with the vinaigrette, add cooled farro, chopped tomatoes, cucumber, chopped parsley, and feta cheese. Mix well.
Servings: 6 (serving size is 1 cup)* Calories Per Serving: 247 * Fat: 7.9 g * Carb: 32.8 g * Fiber: 6.9 g * Protein: 11.5 g * Sugar: 1.5 g * Sodium: 366 mg * Cholesterol: 11 mg