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Recipe

Summer Farro Salad With Corn, Peaches, and Basil

Servings: 6

When peaches are in season in late summer, you want to add them to just about everything. Like this simple side dish, where they’re paired with their seasonal companions of corn and basil.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup farro
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium peaches, cut into small dice
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil, more to taste

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 320
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 100
  • Fat (g): 12
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7
  • Cholesterol (mg): 10
  • Sodium (mg): 300
  • Carbohydrates (g): 48
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Sugar (g): 7
  • Protein (g): 6

Preparation

  • Cook the farro according to package directions in water well seasoned with kosher salt. When there’s about 3 minutes left of cooking time, add the corn. Drain and spread out on a large rimmed baking sheet to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, mustard, and a generous pinch each of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss the peaches with the vinaigrette. Add the cooled farro mixture, and the feta and the basil. Toss gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve, topped with more basil, if you like.

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Reviews (4 reviews)

  • smickeler | 08/12/2019

    Made this last night - it was DELICIOUS and will go into the regular summer rotation for us. Even my 4 year old son had seconds. The vinaigrette was perfect, and the nuttiness of the farro was lovely next to the sweetness of the peaches. I added more feta than it called for, and if I'm being honest, I didn't find that the corn added much so I might skip the corn next time. Excellent recipe.

  • FeistyMeist | 08/04/2019

    We really enjoyed this. It was a great summer side dish to smoked chicken. It was different and refreshing. I thought the seasoning was spot on.

  • dpettry | 08/01/2019

    Oops. Typo. Should read "drizzle vinaigrette/peach mixture on top".

  • dpettry | 08/01/2019

    Served last night with grilled salmon. Added an additional peach and could have added even more. Use half as much vinaigrette initially and add more if desired; the full amount was too much for us. Serving recommendation: place grilled salmon on top of salad; drizzle vinaigrette/each mixture on top of salmon, possibly with a bit of feta and basil as well.
    Could also pair nicely with grilled boneless chicken.

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