Farro Caprese Salad Recipe

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Ivan Published: July 23, 2021 Modified: August 3, 2021
Farro Caprese Salad Recipe

How To Make Farro Caprese Salad

The traditionally light Italian caprese salad gets a more substantial makeover with this farro-filled version tossed in with a balsamic dressing.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3cupswater
  • 1cupwhole farro,rinsed
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • 1cupbalsamic vinegar
  • 2tbsphoney
  • cupsbaby tomatoes,(9 ounces), cut in half
  • 8ozfresh mozzarella,ciliegine cherry size, drained
  • cupsbaby arugula
  • 1tbspbasil,chopped, plus more for garnish
  • extra virgin olive oil,for drizzling
  • black pepper,for seasoning

Instructions

  1. Add 3 cups of water, rinsed farro, and salt to a medium saucepan.

  2. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook for about 30 minutes until the farro is tender.

  3. Drain the water from the farro and transfer to a large plate, place in the refrigerator to chill.

  4. Add balsamic vinegar and honey to a small saucepan, stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat.

  5. Reduce the sauce to about ½ cup and has a maple syrup consistency when cooled. Allow to cool slightly, it will thicken more.

  6. In a large bowl, combine the cooled farro, cut tomatoes, mozzarella, arugula, and chopped basil.

  7. Drizzle the salad with olive oil and the balsamic vinegar reduction. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with more basil leaves if desired.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 228.55kcal
  • Fat: 9.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.42g
  • Fiber: 2.62g
  • Sugar: 11.13g
  • Protein: 9.81g
  • Cholesterol: 22.40mg
  • Sodium: 250.36mg
  • Calcium: 166.69mg
  • Potassium: 179.53mg
  • Iron: 1.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 57.17µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.55mg
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