Grain salad

Salad I love a good salad and am always making new ones.  I had something similar to this the other day and tried to recreate it for dinner.  It is really simple and tasty.  I made this for 4 people as a side.

1 cup of farro ( or more depending on how many people )
1 bunch of asparagus, cleaned and cut into 1/4" slices
Ricotta Salata cheese, shaved
1 lemon
olive oil

Cook the farro in advance and let it cool.  1 cup of farro to 2 cups of water.  Make it like rice.  Toss in a tad of red wine vinegar when done and let cool.  When the asparagus is cleaned and cut, toss in boiling water for about 2 minutes and drain, rinse with cold water.  Mix the asparagus with the farro.  Shave some ricotta salata cheese over the top.  How ever much you want.  Squeeze a lemon and put in a little bit of olive oil and of course kosher salt to taste.  I like it lemony so I used an entire lemon but it is purely your taste.

Enjoy.  If I had fava beans or even edaname, I would have added that in too.  This is a great base for a summer salad.  I had it at the restaurant with some tiny squares of red and yellow beets too but Fred and Josh don't like beets so I passed.


Comments (Archived):

  1. Gail

    Sounds good! Think this would work with quinoa?

    1. Gotham Gal