HI all– I’m hoping summer is cooling down here– but we are still big on summer salads and with nectarines and strawberries beautiful and ripe these days, here was a recent supper. A splash of farro and sprinkling of garbanzos gave it some heft and balanced out the sweet fruit and creamy avocado. With the tart lime dressing and a chunk of walnut Levain bread– delicious!
FRUITY FARRO SALAD WITH HONEY LIME DRESSING
1/2 cup farro
3 cups greens
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup garbanzo beans
1 nectarine, cut to small chunks
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 avocado, cut to small chunks
1/4 cup salted almonds, chopped
3 tab. olive oil
1 1/2 tab. lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. honey
salt & freshly grond pepper to taste
Cook the farro according to the directions on the package (mine simmered 10 minutes with 1 cup water and a pinch of salt). Drain off any extra water. Cool.
To make the dressing, put the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, honey, salt and pepper into a container with a tight fitting lid. Shake briskly until it’s thoroughly combined. (If you let it sit, the honey may sink to the bottom, so shake it again just before you pour it on the salad).
Layer the greens, cilantro, garbanzo beans, farro, nectarine, strawberries, avocado,, and almonds on a platter. Pour on the dressing when you are ready to eat. Enjoy!