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“Before this recipe, I had never made farro. It’s delicious!” says Nadia Rodman, RD, director of nutrition for Curves International, Inc. “The taste is somewhat similar to brown rice. This is a great salad recipe that will fill you up without weighing you down. It can be eaten hot or cold, so leftovers would make a healthy lunch the next day. Enjoy! Please note, if you can’t find farro, quinoa, or brown rice could be substituted.”
Farro Salad with Chicken and Green Beans (Makes 4 servings)
½ cup farro
2 tbsp olive oil
4 chicken breasts (16 oz., 450 g)
3 cups green beans
1½ cups corn
3 green onions
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp shallot
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 oz. (55 g) goat cheese
1. Bring a small pot of water to boil. Cook farro in boiling water until tender- about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat half of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the skillet. Cook 8 minutes per side or until cooked through. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and cut into small pieces.
3. Steam green beans and set aside.
4. If using fresh corn, cut corn off the cob and chop green onions (spring onions).
5. Mix farro, chicken, green beans, corn and green onions (spring onions) in a large bowl.
6. Mince shallot and in a small bowl combine remaining oil, oregano, salt, vinegar, shallot and mustard. Pour this dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle goat cheese on top.
Nutrition information: 401 calories | 13 g fat | 4 g saturated fat = | 449 mg sodium | 37 g carbohydrate | 6 g fiber | 33 g protein
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