Roasted Tomato Farro Salad

Farro is an heirloom grain, a member of the wheat family that is organically grown in Italy.  It pairs with roasted tomatoes in this fat-free, whole grain vegan recipe.  Serve with Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup or Spiced Carrot Soup for a healthy, satisfying dinner.

MEDIUM          Servings: 4       Ready In: 30 minutes

Roasted Tomato Faro Salad - Healthy, Whole Grain, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Heirloom, Organic, Vegan Recipe

Roasted Tomato Faro Salad - Healthy, Whole Grain, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Heirloom, Organic, Vegan Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup farro
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper


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Procedure:

Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 425F 

To roast the Tomatoes: Place the tomatoes in a baking dish with a couple tablespoons of water. 
Roast at 425 F for 20-25 minutes, until they burst and start to brown. 

To cook the Farro: Place farro in a pot with 2 cups of water. 
Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. 
Cook faro until it "bursts" and is tender, about 20 minutes. 
Drain off any excess water. 

To make the Salad: When tomatoes are done, remove from the oven. 
Combine tomatoes with cooked farro, basil, parsley, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. 
Toss gently. 

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Chef's Tips: Farro is a whole grain, providing ample fiber and protein.  It is a member of the wheat family, though, so if you're avoiding gluten, swap it out for a wild rice blend, quinoa, or brown lentils.

Yield: 6 cups


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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 1 1/2 cups)

Calories 79.85
Calories From Fat (7%) 5.83
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.67g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.02g <1%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 153.47mg 6%
Potassium 199.95mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 14.37g 5%
Fiber 4.28g 17%
Sugar 2.45g
Protein 4.8g 10%
Calcium 12.61mg 1%
Iron 17.57mg 98%
Vitamin A 936.97IU 19%
Vitamin C 1917.91mg 3197


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