Warm Brussels Sprouts and Farro SaladdownloadEmail This Post
Warm Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes • Serves: 4

1cup pearled farro, rinsed and drained
1/4cup olive oil
1 package (12 ounces) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
1 small red onion, chopped
1 D’anjou or Bartlett pear, chopped
1/2cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon ground black pepper

1.Prepare farro as label directs; cool and transfer to large bowl.

2.In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add Brussels sprouts; cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add red onion; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

3.Add remaining ingredients, remaining 2 tablespoons oil and Brussels sprouts to farro; toss. Makes about 6 cups.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
209 Calories, 12g Fat (1g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
167mg Sodium, 23g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 5g Protein

Dietitian’s tip:
> Farro is loved for its nutty flavor and unique, chewy texture. It is a great alternative to other popular grains like quinoa. Eat alone or add as an ingredient in stews, soups or salads.


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