I just had to sneak this Chicken, Farro and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad in before spring arrives! It’s the best Fall/Winter complete meal salad on my blog…so far anyway. I mean…just take a look…..
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What’s in the Chicken, Farro and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad?
Well, I might be stating the obvious, but there’s chicken, farro, and roasted butternut squash, but that’s not all, there’s also hearty chopped romaine lettuce, dried cranberries, salty roasted Brussels sprouts, and raw pecans. This salad is loaded with healthy fall and winter vegetables, greens, protein and healthy fats. It’s glorious if I do say so myself.
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.
HOW TO WORK WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH:
You can buy pre-cut butternut squash in many grocery stores these days. My advice on this? Make sure it’s fresh. Feel it through the bag to make sure it’s not mushy or slimy and check the date it was packaged. If it’s firm and fresh and brightly colored, go for it!…
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