Enjoy Roasted Butternut Squash and Farro Salad as a side dish or main entree salad.
The earthy farro adds a subtle crunch to roasted butternut squash flavored with a herbed balsamic vinaigrette. The end result is a dish you will want to make again and again.
This week’s new food of the week challenge urged readers to try farro in some way. Farro is a deliciously nutty whole grain that dates back to Ancient Egypt. Italians have been using this grain for centuries. I have enjoyed farro before , but this Roasted Butternut Squash and Farro Salad is the first time I’ve cooked with it. It was so easy to cook with and helps to create an amazingly delicious side dish or salad. This recipe uses pearled farro which has much of the fiber removed for easier cooking. You can use other types of farro, but your cook times with be longer.
The first time I had farro was at an Italian restaurant. It was served alongside roasted vegetables, cured meats, and cheeses. Roasted vegetables are a delicious and healthy way to prepare vegetables. This recipe calls for the butternut squash to be tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette before roasting. It imparts a delicious flavor that is incredible. You are really going to like it.
Enjoy this dish as a side dish or as a main entree. It’s vegan, dairy free, and ohhh so delicious!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1025 Total Fat: 101g Saturated Fat: 11g Sodium: 3539mg Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 4g Protein: 20g
Have you tried farro before? How was it prepared?