This feel-good dish has everything you could want in a salad: diverse textures, flawless pairing of flavors and plenty of nutritional benefits. With its complex, nutty taste, the farro pairs perfectly with cherry tomatoes, and the balsamic vinaigrette becomes more flavorful the longer it sits (so feel free to make it ahead of time). Though it’s perfect over a bed of greens, as a side, or under tender grilled chicken, we usually prefer to enjoy a bowl on its own.
Fresh Herb & Tomato Farro Salad
In medium saucepan over high heat, combine water, vegetable stock, farro and 2 teaspoons salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until farro is done, about 30 minutes. Drain well; transfer to large bowl to cool.
Toss in tomatoes, onion, chives and parsley.
In small bowl, whisk together garlic, vinegar, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Pour over salad; stir. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.