Roasted Vegetable Farro Salad

Recipe by McKenzie & Lisa of Nourish RDs

How do you make healthy lunches and dinners when you don’t have time to cook? Our answer: keep a variety of ingredients on hand so you can easily assemble beautiful, balanced meals in no time, such as this delicious whole grain salad. The best part of this recipe is that it makes for great leftovers so it will save you from having to cook again tomorrow!

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Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dry farro or other whole grain
  • Water
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 onions, cut in wedges
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil plus 1/2 cup, divided.
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Place farro in a large pot and cover with water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 50 minutes or until farro is tender. Drain off excess water. Set aside farro to cool.

3. In a large mixing bowl, toss cauliflower, broccoli and onion wedges in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add to a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in oven until vegetables are well-browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice, apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

5. In a large mixing bowl, toss together cooled farro, roasted vegetables, hazelnuts, cranberries, parsley and vinaigrette. Toss gently and serve cold or at room temperature.

Farro salad will keep about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator, covered.

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McKenzie Hall and Lisa Dixon are Registered Dietitians and authors of the Nourish RDs Blog on a mission to inspire others to eat real food, love their bodies, and laugh a lot! Their food philosophy is simple, “Eat
real food, and share it with those you love.”