Tomato and Cucumber Farro Salad

Enjoy a bite of summer’s freshest flavors with this beautiful, delicious, mixed side salad that is loaded with nutrition. Farro is an ancient grain with a nutty flavor and chewy texture. It’s high in protein, fiber and several nutrients. It’s an excellent source of protein, fiber, magnesium, zinc and B vitamins. It’s great news for vegetarians, and those desiring a plant-based, high-protein food.

Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, and potassium. Tomatoes are heart healthy and help prevent cancer.

INGREDIENTS

1 c. quick cooking farro

3 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 clove garlic, pressed

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. coriander

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper

1/2 small red onion, finely chopped

1 lb. mixed-size and -color tomatoes, cut into pieces

2 small seedless cucumbers, cut into pieces

1/2 c. parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS

Cook quick cooking farro per package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, ground cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.

Stir in small red onion, then toss with mixed-size and -color tomatoes and seedless cucumbers. Fold in cooked farro and parsley leaves.

We would like to thank Woman’s Day for this tasty and simple recipe.