Farro with Pesto, Tomatoes and Pecans

Farro with Pesto, Tomatoes and Pecans

Submitted by: Andie Mitchell

Blogger Andie Mitchell shares a hearty farro salad with pecans that is full of color and flavor and makes for a great side dish.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup farro, rinsed
  • ⅓ cup store-bought basil pesto
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup jarred (or canned) artichoke hearts in water (½ of a 12-ounce jar), drained
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut into quarters (½ of a pint)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Scatter the pecan halves on a baking sheet and bake until fragrant and toasted, about 8 minutes. Let cool enough to handle, then chop them coarsely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the farro with 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, stir, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the grains are tender but still chewy, about 20 minutes.
  3. Drain off the excess water and fluff the farro with a fork. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool slightly.
  4. Stir in the pesto to coat all of the grains. Stir in the Parmesan, artichokes, tomatoes, and toasted pecans. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition facts

Calories

270

Fat

15 g

Sat Fat

2.5 g

Sodium

300 mg

Carbs

30 g

Fiber

5 g

Protein

9 g

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