Servings: 2 as a main dish; 4 as a side
This salad makes a delicious meatless main, as well as a great side dish that pairs well with chicken, fish, and even lamb.
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I had never had farro before and a friend wrinkled her nose when I told her I was going to make something with it. Proved her wrong! This was yummy. I had a package of Trader Joes Farro in the pantry from a food basket that was the perfect amount. I didn't have pomegranate molasses (and am not shopping with COVID around) so I used 1/2 tsp molasses and 1 TBs blackberry ginger instead. I also didn't have arugula so used a boxed spring mix salad instead. Since we had to use up the salad fast, I added a LOT of greens. I also was creative and used Feta instead of ricotta. Beets I did have! I guess I am becoming a better cook and learning to get inspiration from a recipe instead of slavishly following it!
This was yummy and satisfying. The farro has such a nice chewy texture and nutty flavor. Found the ricotta salata at Whole Foods. Used regular molasses and it seemed fine. We did add a small piece of salmon but the salad was so satisfying that I’ll probably skip it next time. Very easy and quick to pull together.
This was really tasty. I ended up using goat's cheese instead of ricotta salata as I couldn't find the latter in my grocery store. I made my own pomegranate molasses, since again, that couldn't be found in my grocery store. I would suggest adding more arugula or letting the farro cool more before mixing it with the greens, as they wilted rather a lot. Still tasty though! I really liked that I could get all the other pieces together while cooking the farro so once that was done, I just needed to assemble everything. Next time, I'm going to be adding some salmon to it to make it really pop.
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