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Recipe: Farro Salad with Baby Spinach, Peas & Toasted Pecans

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My Farro Salad with Baby Spinach, Peas & Toasted Pecans is a full, hearty meal, but also weighs in light and easy for summer. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

This Vegan Farro Salad with Baby Spinach, Peas & Toasted Pecans is a full, hearty meal, but also weighs in light and easy for summer. Get the recipe on MarlaMeridith.com
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time55 mins
 10 ounces dried Farro
 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 small yellow onion (3/4 cup), diced
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 3 cups baby spinach
 1 cup baby peas, fresh or frozen
 3 tbsp soy sauce or Tamari
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 splash of dry white wine
 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
 salt to taste
 1 cup dried cherries
 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
 freshly chopped parsley to garnish
1

Soak and cook the Farro to package directions. Drain and let cool to room temperature.

2

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, when hot add the onions. Sauté for about 5 minutes until fragrant and softened. Add the garlic, sauté for a minute. Add the peas, spinach, soy sauce lemon juice, wine and pepper. Mix together well and cook a few minutes until the spinach wilts, about 1-2 minutes.

3

In a large bowl, toss the Farro with the vegetable mixture. Season to taste with salt.

4

Fold in the dried cherries and nuts. Serve at room temperature or cool.

To toast the pecans: place the nuts in a heavy bottomed skillet. Heat over low until you start to smell them. Toss and continue to cook until desired toast is achieved. Be sure to watch carefully as nuts burn quickly! Transfer to a work surface and chop.

Ingredients

 10 ounces dried Farro
 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 small yellow onion (3/4 cup), diced
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 3 cups baby spinach
 1 cup baby peas, fresh or frozen
 3 tbsp soy sauce or Tamari
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 splash of dry white wine
 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
 salt to taste
 1 cup dried cherries
 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
 freshly chopped parsley to garnish

Directions

1

Soak and cook the Farro to package directions. Drain and let cool to room temperature.

2

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, when hot add the onions. Sauté for about 5 minutes until fragrant and softened. Add the garlic, sauté for a minute. Add the peas, spinach, soy sauce lemon juice, wine and pepper. Mix together well and cook a few minutes until the spinach wilts, about 1-2 minutes.

3

In a large bowl, toss the Farro with the vegetable mixture. Season to taste with salt.

4

Fold in the dried cherries and nuts. Serve at room temperature or cool.

Recipe: Farro Salad with Baby Spinach, Peas & Toasted Pecans

~ Marla Meridith

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