Kale salad, check. Three berry fruit salad, check. Cucumber salad, check. Farro salad? Hmmmm.
You’re eating clean. Getting in those greens. Drinking your tea. And, chowing down on nuts and avocado. But, you still need a little substance.
Something solid as a side dish (or even a main meal) when salmon and spinach alone don’t do the trick.
Rice? Pasta? No, thank you, refined starchy evildoers.
Quinoa? Been there, done that.
Enter your new friend farro, also known as emmer or “true farro’. Sometimes this ancient grain gets confused with spelt, worthy of praise too, but different in taste, texture and nutrients than the real deal variety.
When you need a hearty side dish that you can feel empowered eating, give this really retro grain a try. Farro is a whole grain loaded with vits and mins, fiber and a little protein. Its also your new grain friend-with-benefits; it’s lower in calories than brown rice and quinoa, and higher in fiber. Queue the mic drop.
Here are two of my fave go-to farro salad recipes for you to give a try:
Fresh Mozzarella Farro Salad – Get the Recipe!
Asparagus Farro Salad – Get the Recipe!