Warm Mediterranean Farro Salad with Mushrooms



Autumn

"When the leaves change hue
The air becomes nice and cool
Fall is upon us"


Mu husband bought me a bag of organic farro in Costco store and I cook it a lot. This grain has a nice earthy flavor and can be serve as a side dish or vegetarian meal. I have another variation for this farro dish on my blog - Farro with Mushrooms, Carrots & Perfectly Poached Egg.

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup farro (if you don't have farro - use barley)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
  • 8 oz. baby portobello mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • fresh oregano, parsley or thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes 

Directions:

In a large saucepan, bring the 3-4 cups of water and 1/2 tsp salt to boil. Stir in the farro (or barley). When the water returns to a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until  until soft, but still crunchy, about 15 minutes. Drain the water.

In a large frying pan over medium heat, combine the onions, garlic, carrots and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are little tender, about 5 minutes. Add cooked grain and seasonings. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.  Stir in fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs.


8 comments:

La Table De Nana said...
September 17, 2014 at 1:24 PM  

I love farro..this sounds terrific,and looks it too!

Shibi Thomas said...
September 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM  

I love warm salad. Yes, the signs of Autumn is popping all around, markets are filled with all kinds of gourds and pumpkins. But I am not ready for it yet :(

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...
September 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM  

A wonderful dish! I love farro and that kind of food.

Cheers,

Rosa

Gwen said...
September 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM  

I really need to start cooking with faro more often. I love the flavors of this and think it would make a great lunch the next day!

V said...
September 17, 2014 at 2:18 PM  

This sounds delicious and perfect for the new season that is slowly arriving at our doorsteps. I've never made farro before but I love the taste and this sounds like a great lunch idea!

theroadtoserendipity said...
September 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM  

This would be as amazing as a side dish or main dish served hot as well. Yummo Yelena, bravo on turning a humble grain into something that I want to eat for breakfast today :)

Medeja said...
September 18, 2014 at 7:06 AM  

The ingredients sound delish..and looks really good too!

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