The first time I posted a farro recipe (pronounced FAHR/oh), I told you about the health benefits of this power grain... rich in fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, B, C and E. But farro is not just a one-trick pony. It has a tender texture on the inside, accentuated by the gentle pop when you first bite into it. And, like quinoa, it can take on the flavor of almost any mix-in or dressing.
In this case, those mix-ins are creamy goat cheese and sweet-tart dried cranberries, and the dressing is an easy and flavorful balsamic vinaigrette.
I wish I could claim full ownership of this recipe, but the real credit goes to Des of Life's Ambrosia. This week, I featured her recipe on The Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen blog and, let me tell you, I will be making this again and again. My kids were resigned to the fact that they were going to have to taste the salad, but then surprised themselves by asking for two more helpings.
There is a long list of recipes from Life's Ambrosia that I would love to try, but the Chickpea Cakes with Chipotle Avocado Cream and Spicy Sesame Chicken Potstickers are right at the top. If they are even half as good as this farro salad, then I will be a happy cook!
Head to the Tasty Kitchen blog for the farro salad recipe.