Farro and Blueberry Salad with Cucumber, Italian Parsley, Fuji Apple, Sherry Vinaigrette

Ingredients 

 

Ingredients        

 

Salad

1 cup Farro           

1 cup Cucumber, peeled and finely diced    

 ½  cup Shallot, minced 

 ½ cup Celery, finely diced       

1 ea. Fuji apple, finely diced       

¼ cup Flat-leaf parsley, fresh, minced            

Salt and black pepper, freshly ground      to taste

2 cups Blueberries           

1  hd. Bibb leaf lettuce            

 

Sherry vinaigrette

½ cup Extra virgin olive oil            

¼  cup Sherry vinegar            

1 ea. Garlic clove, minced            

 2 tsp. Tarragon, minced           

Salt and black pepper, freshly ground     to taste

 

1 cup Blueberries, fresh            

Cooking Instructions 

 

Method

  1. For the farro: Bring 6 cups of salted water to a boil and pour in 1 cup of farro.  Cook until it is tender to the bite, approx 20 to 25 min. Add more water as necessary.  When the farro is cooked through, drain through a colander and spread out onto a sheet tray to cool.
  2. For the dressing: While the farro is cooking, combine the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Adjust the seasonings with additional salt and pepper.
  3. Chop the cucumber, shallot, celery, apple and parsley. 
  4. Once the farro is cool, combine all the salad ingredients except for the blueberries and bibb lettuce. Add dressing to moisten and marinate for 45 minutes. 
  5. Add the blueberries and toss. Serve a spoonful of the farro salad on a leaf of bibb lettuce. Garnish with more fresh blueberries. 

Farro and Blueberry Salad with Cucumber, Italian Parsley, Fuji Apple, Sherry Vinaigrette

Course: 

First Course

Main Ingredients: 

Apple

Season or Event: 

Fall, Picnic, Summer

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