Tabbouleh with a Twist!

IMG_5200 Tabouleh with a Twist


I just had to try a product at Trader Joe’s that looked oh so good: Trader Joe’s 10 Minute Farro, made from an ancient variety of wheat still grown in Italy today. It cooked up with just the right al dente texture and nutty flavor I thought would be perfect for Tabbouleh, a Mediterranean-inspired salad with Italian parsley, mint, cucumber and tomato among other things.¬†

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Tabbouleh with a Twist

Makes 8 one-cup servings

1 cup farro (quick cooking)
2 cups boiling water, salted
3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup good olive oil
1/2 cup minced scallions
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and medium-diced
2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 tsp. salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
Sliced avocado (optional)

Simmer farro 10 minutes, take off heat and allow to soak for 5 more minutes. Drain and cool. Combine ingredients up to avocado, add cooled farro and toss gently. Garnish with sliced avocado if desired and serve.