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Caprese Farro Salad with a spoon

Caprese Farro Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 482kcal
Caprese Farro Salad is a healthy side dish sure to please every member of the family. Caprese Salad with Farro is our favorite way to enjoy the best flavors; tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic. Farro is such an easy and good for you grain to prepare and goes with just about any main dish. This Fresh Caprese Farro Salad Recipe is the perfect Summer Salad or meal!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Farro
  • 3 tablespoons Basil Pesto storebought or click link for recipe
  • 10.5 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¼ cup pine nuts lightly toasted, optional
  • 2 tablespoons quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 8 ounces small whole milk mozzarella pearls drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Add Farro to 3 cups salted water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Drain the excess liquid and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl stir together the pesto, tomatoes, pine nuts, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and mozzarella pearls. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to fully combine.
  • Serve garnished with chopped fresh basil.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 2.6mg