Fresh Cucumber Farro Salad

Full of fiber and a crunch that is super satisfying, these Pure Flavor® Mini Cucumbers are the perfect addition to any salad or snack plate. They’re rich in vitamins A and K which helps promote a healthy immune system and strong bones and are also an excellent source of hydration!

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 1/2 cup dried farro
  • 14.5oz water or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5oz baby arugula or spring mix lettuce
    3 Pure Flavor® Mini Cucumbers, scored & sliced in 1/4” discs
  • 1 pint Pure Flavor® Luna® Sweet Cocktail Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • Garnish: crumbled cheese (goat, sheep, feta) & marcona almonds
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp honey Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, miced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • Recipe

    Rinse and drain the dried farro. Transfer to a medium-sized pot and add water or chicken broth, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and gently simmer for about 25 minutes, until it is tender but still chewy. Drain then spread the cooked farro on paper towels to cool. In a large bowl, combine arugula, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, red onion and cooled farro. For the dressing, mix all ingredients in a blender or container fixed with a tight lid until well-emulsified. When ready to serve, pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss until coated well. Garnish with cheese and almonds. Serve chilled.

    Approximate Nutrition Information 1 serving (serves 4): 333 calories, 19g fat, 33g carbs, 7.5g protein

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    Full of fiber and a crunch that is super satisfying, these Pure Flavor® Mini Cucumbers are the perfect addition to any salad or snack plate. They’re rich in vitamins A and K which helps promote a healthy immune system and strong bones and are also an excellent source of hydration!