Garden Farro Salad with Feta
This Garden Farro Salad with Feta is packed with flavor and crunchy summer veggies!
I have a confession to make. I haven’t been cooking much at all the last couple of weeks. I go in spurts it seems, feeling the urges to cook earlier in the day or on the weekends. But come dinnertime, my meal that is planned barely comes together and when it does it is definitely not measured or documented or looking pretty enough for a picture – so it really won’t be making it’s way here to the blog. I feel like this every summer it seems (though add pregnancy to the mix and whoa), so I’m not too surprised. The difference is most summers I spend more time using my grill at dinnertime and with the rainy, muggy afternoon weather we’ve been getting that just hasn’t been happening as much as I’d like. Instead, ironically, I’ve been using the heck out of my slow cooker instead.
Now, this salad. This Garden Farro Salad was a product of burst of cooking energy I had last week. In fact, I made it again yesterday. I am so hooked on the simplicity and freshness of this farro salad that I can’t stop eating it once I stop. And it is so good for you!! If you’ve never cooked with farro, you must add it to your list of grains to try, it’s become one of my favorites. And as far as za’atar, you must add this spice to your list as well. I just learned of it from my friend Liz, who adds it to her famous Syrian salad that I crave daily, and I ended up ordering a bag of it from Amazon recently – or you could always make your own.
Garden Farro Salad with Feta
Yield: about 4 servings
- Cook farro according to directions. Drain and set aside in a large bowl to cool. Squeeze juice from one lemon over cooked farro while still warm.
- Once farro has cooled, add cucumbers, radishes, feta, za'atar, salt and pepper and gently toss. Squeeze juice from second lemon and drizzle olive oil over prepared salad and toss a few times. Taste for seasoning and serve at room temperature or chilled.
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