If you’ve seen Farro in the food-store and have no idea how to prepare it, don’t be intimidated. Here’s my recipe for a healthy Farro Salad.

Be sure to buy Organic Pearled Farro and give it a rinse as your first step. Follow the package instructions to prepare your Farro, it is the same procedure as cooking rice. Once the Farro is cooked, let it cool and add fresh peas, shredded carrots, scallions and the marinated mushrooms I showed you in a previous blog. For the flavoring, add chopped garlic, peperoncino, parmesan cheese, a pinch of salt, and sesame-ginger dressing.

Farro is a type of wheat grain so it is not gluten-free. However, there are many health benefits from this ancient grain, which is high in fiber and protein. The fiber will help reduce cholesterol levels and lower your risk of atherosclerosis. Farro is also high in Vitamin C, which will give your immune system a nice boost. Other benefits include healthy digestion and circulation. For additional health benefits click here.

This Farro Salad makes a great side dish or you can enjoy it for lunch. Here’s to healthy eating!