Asparagus, Farro and Mushroom Salad

Celebrate spring with this wonderful salad. Asparagus, one of the first vegetables ready for harvest in the spring is combined with farro, an ancient grain with a nutty flavor and creamy texture.

Asparagus, Farro and Mushroom Salad

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    cup uncooked farro

  • 1

    pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1½-inch pieces

  • 10

    ounces mushrooms, sliced

  • 1

    clove garlic, chopped

  • ½

    cup red onion, chopped

  • 1

    cup chopped arugula

  • ½

    cup chopped walnuts

  • For the Dressing:

  • 2

    tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • ½

    cup water

  • ¼

    cup walnuts

  • ¼

    cup raisins

  • 1

    teaspoon Dijon Mustard

  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a saucepan, heat 2 cups of water to boiling. Stir in farro; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until farro is tender. Drain. Meanwhile, place asparagus in a large skillet, add 1/2 inch of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minute until crisp-tender. Drain and place in a large bowl. Add mushrooms and garlic to skillet and saute until mushrooms are soft and lightly browned. Add to bowl with asparagus. Add cooked farro to asparagus and mushrooms, along with chopped onion, arugula and walnuts. Blend dressing ingredients together in a high-powered blender. Add desired amount of dressing to salad and toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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