This recipe is so easy to make and delicious. Farro is a hearty nutty flavored whole grain that is fairly new to many of us, but Italians have been eating it for more than 2,000 years. Farro contains cholesterol-lowering fiber, is full of minerals and also makes a delicious breakfast. Just add milk to cooked farro and top with honey, nuts and berries for a nutritious and filling meal to start the day.
-All ingredients used are organic-
(Serves 4 as a side)
1-cup farro wheat 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp. Meyer lemon juice 2 tbsp. finely chopped Meyer lemon zest (from about 4 small lemons) 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/2 cup crumbled sheep’s-milk feta cheese 2/3 mild green olives such as Lucques, cut away from pit.
Bring 4 cups of salted water to boil and stir in the farro. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until just tender, about 20 minutes.
Drain and set aside to cool.
Whisk olive oil, lemon juice and zest, pepper, and parsley together in a medium bowl.
Stir in feta, olives and farro.
This dish is good for a day or two. Enjoy!
From Feel Good Foods Catering, Santa Cruz, California