I have been a bit slow about posting new recipes lately. Spring has been full of travel and distractions (aka visiting grand babies). That said, I do believe this delicious Apple and Farro Salad makes the wait worth every second!
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The Apple and Farro Salad:
This salad is made with baby greens, sweet red apples, nutty farro, salty Manchego cheese, creamy avocado, tangy dried cranberries, fresh mint and dates! Manchego is a somewhat soft cheese from Spain and is a favorite of mine to serve alongside charcuterie. Marcona almonds are blanched almonds in olive oil and sea salt. You can find Marcona almonds in most grocery stores.
WHAT IS FARRO?
If you aren’t familiar with farro, let me make an introduction. Farro is an ancient wheat grain that is high in protein, fiber and nutrients like magnesium and iron. Farro is as easy to cook as rice and has a delicious nutty flavor which works beautifully with all the other ingredients in this salad. It can be found near the rice in most grocery stores.
The Vinaigrette: Two Choices!
This salad is dressed with a light vinaigrette made with heart healthy extra virgin olive oil and your choice of Champagne Vinegar or White Balsamic vinegar. Why do I offer two options? Let’s just say I can’t rave enough about the Prelibato White Balsamic Vinegar we use here at The Organic Kitchen…it’s smooth and creamy unlike most…
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