Farro Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes
Farro Salad is packed full of tender sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes and crunchy pine nuts. Tossed with an olive oil, red wine and Greek seasoning dressing for an outstanding pop of flavor! Enjoy as a side dish or main course.
Have you ever had farro? I was a farro virgin until I made this delicious farro salad with sun dried tomatoes and artichokes. I even threw in some pine nuts for a good crunch. If you’ve never had farro before, you should totally try it. Like GO get some now! It’s a healthy grain. It’s amazingly delicious – subtle and a little nutty. I think I prefer it over quinoa now and I think you’ll like it, too!
So let’s talk pillows. I know pillows have nothing to do with food…unless you’re using one to prop yourself up in bed so you can eat food in bed. I can’t say I’ve ever eaten food while in bed but I’m sure a ton of people do. So yeah. Pillows. I have the hardest time finding a pillow I like. I always buy cheap pillows that are flat and useless within 2 months. Then I repeat the entire process again. I REFUSE to buy expensive pillows out of fear of wasting my money on something I’m going to end up hating. But then something magical happened. Or so I thought. I found a pillow I loved at the hotel we stayed at while vacationing in Tampa last month. It wasn’t too hard to do. There were only 346373658 pillows on the bed in our room. The one I fell in love with was soft, slightly firm and perfect for a stomach sleeper like myself. I thought my pillow problems were solved but I forgot to look at the tag to find out the brand of pillow. I was thinking it was a down pillow so I bought a couple down pillows from Target. They were oh so comfortable and I had a couple of nights of great sleep while sleeping on said pillows. But then I remembered I was allergic to down after waking up with itchy skin, watery eyes and a stuffy nose. Blarg.
So now I’m back to sleeping on my flat, needs to be replaced like three weeks ago pillow and scouring the internet to find the next best pillow to try out. Any suggestions?
I think I’ll temporarily solve my pillow problems by face planting into a bowl of this farro salad.
- 1¼ C farro
- 2½ C water
- Pinch of kosher salt
- ½ C pine nuts
- ½ C julienned sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 14oz can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
- ¼ C red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- ½ C fresh parsley, chopped
- ½ tsp Greek seasoning
- Cook the farro. Rinse the farro and pick out any stones or gritty pieces. Place in a large saucepan with the water and pinch of kosher salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the farro is tender. Once the farro is done cooking, place in a large mixing bowl and allow to cool.
- Prepare the dressing. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar and Greek seasoning.
- Once the farro is cooled, add the pine nuts, shallots, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes and parsley to the bowl with it. Pour the dressing over top and mix well.
- Serve as a side dish or a main course.
Adapted from Williams Sonoma Good For You by Dana Jacobi.
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