Caprese Di Farro

TOTAL TIME: 35 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 pound farro
  • 10 ounces organic cherry tomatoes, sliced into quarters
  • 1 (5-ounce) ball fresh mozzarella, chopped
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 2 ounces pitted kalamata olives
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, toss in the farro and cook for 20 minutes, strain, and rinse with cold water, then set aside.

Add the tomatoes to a bowl, add the mozzarella, rip the basil leaves with your hands, and add the olives.

Season with a good quality extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper, to taste.

Serve right away or cover and refrigerate for tomorrow's picnic.

Notes

Make sure you only use superior grade mozzarella for this recipe. You are preparing a fresh salad, so stay away from the plastic-looking mozzarella cube they sell at your regular grocery, and find in your neighborhood an establishment that carries "the real deal".

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  • on June 14, 2014

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    I loved this. My husband loved this. My kids loved this. This recipe has all the healthy ingredients I'm trying to work into my diet. I found this recipe while watching Extra Virgin as a free monthly offer from my cable provider. I think I need to add the Cooking Channel and this program to my favorites list!!

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  • on April 10, 2014

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    This should be on your table with all other go to salads! THE BOMB!!

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  • on April 02, 2014

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    I made this last summer for a group party we were having on the Vineyard. It was such a great hit!! Everyone loved it, there was plenty for all of us. (We had approximately 20 people in attendance) We are Italian and good food, as well as plenty of it, is always expected and of course we have to deliver! Thank you for sharing this excellent recipe.

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