farro and feta salad
Here’s an original recipe using farro – you may have heard of this grain, it’s being promoted in the US now. Also known as emmer, spelt and einkorn, it’s like barley. Maybe it is barley. Wikipedia seems a bit confused about its origins, but bottom line – it’s delicious.
Tuscan Fields Farro is a sponsor this year of Eat, Write, Retreat – the food blogging workshop that I loved last year. They are sponsoring a contest, and asked 50 bloggers to create a recipe using farro. One lucky winner will get to go to Eat, Write Retreat in May. I hope it’s me!
What’s great about this simple recipe is that you probably have everything on hand, it’s quick and easy and highlights the chewy grain. Yum.
Farro & Feta Salad
1 package farro perlato – prepared as per package instructions, cooled
1 bunch spring onions, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup toasted chopped almonds
1 cup halved purple grapes
3 Tbsp peanut oil
Mix all ingredients and serve at room temperature.