More and more people are trying to eat healthier and put more whole grains into their diets. Whole grains are know to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
One of my favorite grains is farro. It’s mostly grown and eaten in Italy, especially in the region of Tuscany. It has a toothy, chewy texture, and somewhat of a nutty taste. It makes a great backdrop when mixed with fresh veggies and fruits.
Whenever I make salads, I always use produce that is in season. For this recipe, I paired farro with corn, blueberries and basil for a perfect summer dish.
I also added, lemon to brighten the flavors and goat cheese, which gave the salad a creaminess. It’s a perfect, tasty and healthy combination! It goes to show, how delicious healthy food can be.
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FARRO W/ BLUEBERRIES, CORN & GOAT CHEESE serves 4 2 c. cooked farro or brown rice, cooled 2/3 c. blueberries 1/2 c. corn from the cob or frozen 1 oz. goat cheese, crumbled 4 basil leaves, rough chopped Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil salt to taste Cook the farro according to the package. Let it cool. Put the farro in a medium sized bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well being careful not to break the berries. It’s that simple! “>continue for the recipe>>