Saturday, October 28, 2017


Asparagus & Greens with Farro


  • 1cup uncooked farro
  • 1bunch thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Juice of 1 lemon (3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2cup whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  • 3cups baby spinach, baby kale, and/or baby mustard greens
  • 1/3cup shaved Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)
  • Directions

    1. In a medium saucepan bring 3 cups water to boiling; add farro. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes or until just tender; drain. Meanwhile, place a steamer basket in a large skillet. Add water to just below basket. Bring water to boiling. Add asparagus to basket. Cover; steam 3 minutes or until crisp- tender. Transfer to a large bowl.
    2. Add farro to bowl with asparagus. Drizzle with lemon juice while still warm. Stir in almonds, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add greens. Toss to coat. Top with Parmesan.

    From the Test Kitchen

    You can significantly cut the farro's cook time: Cover with water and soak in the refrigerator overnight, then drain and cook as directed. It will take just 10 minutes of simmering to get tender.

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