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Invite the flavors of Italy into your kitchen with a hearty farro salad featuring a delicious medley of textures and tastes. Juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumber, and tangy pepperoncini pair perfectly with earthy farro and creamy cannellini beans so you get a little bit of everything in each bite. Radicchio is an Italian staple that gives this salad color and slight bitterness, and you can mix it with any amount of romaine lettuce that best suits your personal taste. Drizzle with an herb-infused vinaigrette, and dig in!

Italian Chopped Salad with Farro in a wooden bowl

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil and/or oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cooked farro
  • 6 cups chopped romaine and radicchio
  • 3 cups riced cauliflower
  • 2 cups quartered and sliced cucumber
  • 1 15-oz. can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (1½ cups)
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • ⅓ cup slivered red onion
  • ¼ cup sliced pepperoncini salad peppers

Instructions

  1. For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together the first five ingredients (through salt and black pepper). In another bowl stir together farro and half of the dressing; stir to combine.
  2. In a large shallow bowl arrange farro mixture and the remaining ingredients. Drizzle with the remaining dressing. Toss before serving.

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Shelli McConnell

Shelli McConnell graduated with a bachelor of science in consumer food science and a minor in journalism from Iowa State University. She began her career as a home economist in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen before moving into an editorial position within Meredith Corporation. She has since freelanced for 25 years and has served as an editorial project manager for many books and magazines, including three editions of the Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book. She has also developed thousands of recipes for publications including Forks Over Knives magazine; Eat This, Not That!; Diabetic Living; Better Homes & Gardens; The Magnolia Journal; and more. Shelli loves to entertain and inspire, so when she’s not in her office, she’s usually in her kitchen.

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