Warm Farro Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil & Feta

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Serves 4

for salad

  • 2 cups of farro
  • cherry tomatoes
  • fresh basil
  • greek feta cheese

for vinaigrette

  • 1 shallot
  • 1 large lemon
  • capers
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper
  1. Rinse two cups of farro and place into a pot. Add about 4 cups of water and about 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring water and farro to a boil, turn down heat to a simmer. Allow to cook for 30-45 minutes to desired texture. Drain any remaining water and allow to cool. While the farro is cooking prepare your vinaigrette. Mince one shallot, add the zest of one large lemon and juice of half. Season with sea salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil until desired flavor. Add a few tablespoons of capers. Slice cherry tomatoes in half and place in the vinaigrette. Once farro has cooled add to the mixture and toss well. Add fresh basil leaves and crumbled feta cheese. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Vibrant, fresh, and simple to make.
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