Bacon, Tomato & Farro Salad

May/June 2013

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We love farro, a high-fiber whole grain, because it cooks in about 15 minutes and has an amazing toothsome texture perfect for grain salads. In this healthy farro salad recipe we combine it with smoky bacon, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh basil for an easy side dish or light lunch. Look for farro at natural-foods stores and gourmet food markets.

Bacon, Tomato & Farro Salad

3 Reviews for Bacon, Tomato & Farro Salad

Good Stuff!

I substituted onions and garlic for the shallot and used four strips of bacon and ditched half of the fat before sauteing the onion garlic combo. Used my garden tomatoes and basil. Chewy, tomatoey, basily goodness. My husband added some sour cream and siracha and he was in heaven too.

Great texture, simple, wonderful meld of flavor. Loved the Farro!

I have never had Farro. I found a locally harvested Emmer Farro, but it took about an hour to cook. Love the slightly chewy texture of this grain! Very easy to cook. I used ALL that beautiful bacon fat to saute the shallot. I will add some mozzarella the next time and share it at my next gathering. Super easy and tasty!!

easy, yummy, great dish to take to a gathering!
Easy to adapt

Brought home most of the ingredients from the Farmers Market and made for lunch on Saturday! It is already warm here in FL, so a great summer treat. Since the healthy food store was not open, I substituted small, thick fresh pasta, which also sped up the prep time. Did not use all of the bacon grease for cooking the shallots, either.

Great flavor.

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