Day 188 - Farro Salad with a cilantro & mint dressing
What do you do when you want both semi junk and Healthy rolled into one..You make this salad.
I'm a sucker for Indian junk foods and my favorite has got to be the Bhel Puri. but plain puffed rice with just the veggies and none of the deep fried additions.. just does not cut it. The mouth feel textural factor is so crucial and using Farro was the perfect solution.
1 package pre cooked Farro (I used one pack from Trader Joe's)
1 cup dice heirloom tomatoes
1 cup diced kirby cucumbers.
1 cup diced Candy onions
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
For the Dressing:
1/3 cup Cilantro Mint chutney
1/4 cup EVOO
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon Honey
a couple of cracks of pepper
Salt to taste
In a small smoothie blender jar combine all the ingredients for the dressing (except for the salt), pulse until the mixture has a smooth creamy consistency.
Cook the Farro as per the instructions of the Package. Drain and combine with the diced tomatoes, cucumbers and Candy onions. Drizzle the dressing over the Farro and fold until the dressing coats thesalad. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Toss in the Blueberries and raspberries just prior to serving. Serve chilled or at room temperature.