What is farro, you ask?
If you haven’t heard of farro:
A specific type of common wheat, farro has been a staple on European tables since Roman times. As little as a few years ago, farro was still quietly making appearances on domestic restaurant menus. Today most of us can find this fabulously healthy ancient grain in our local supermarkets.
How people are enjoying farro:
Sold dried, add farro to boiling salted water and cook until soft. It has a nutty flavor when cooked and can be enjoyed on its own or in composed salads. At a recent wedding, our bride and groom chose a delicious combination for their main course:
Flat Iron Steak with a fresh chimichurri sauce paired with Lemon-Herb Poached Salmon baked with leeks and presented with a warm lemon basil vinaigrette; served with Beet, Mushroom and Farro Salad with fresh herbs and lemon infused olive oil.
Below, please find our recipe for this perfect autumn dish: Farro Salad with Golden Beets and Mushrooms. Enjoy!