Farro, Cheddar, Walnut and Apple Salad

Total Time
35 Mins
Serves
6
Course

DESCRIPTION

Farro, a grain that comes from Italy is the base for this salad. Add some tangy Granny Smith apple slices, crunchy shards of celery, toasted walnuts and chunks of sharp cheddar cheese. You may not go back to green salad!

Total Time

Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
460 cal
Total Fat
30 g
Cholesterol
25 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat
12 g
Sodium
170 mg
Monounsaturated Fat
10 g
Dietary Fiber
8 g
Protein
13 g
Carbohydrates
38 g

Ingredients

Salad
  • 1 cup farro
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup California walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 5 ounces Cheddar, 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, quartered, cored, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, flat-leafed, chopped
Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon walnut oil
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • Black pepper, freshly ground

Preparation

  1. Place the farro in a bowl and cover with plenty of cold water. Let sit for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, drain and place in a saucepan with cold water to cover by 2 inches. Add 1 teaspoon salt. On high heat, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes until tender, but slightly crunchy. Drain and spread onto a baking sheet to cool completely.
  2. For the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, walnut oil, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a bowl, gently combine the farro, walnuts, celery, cheddar apples, parsley, and dressing. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.