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Grilled Vegetables with Feta and Farro

Ingredients

  • 1 cup farro
  • 1 bell pepper cut into large pieces
  • 1 zucchini sliced into 1/2" planks
  • 1-2 small summer squash sliced into 1/2" planks
  • 1 medium red onion peeled and sliced crosswise into 1/2" planks
  • 2-3 scallions
  • 3 tablespoons KORMOS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de provence optional
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup feta cheese you can use crumbled feta, but in this recipe, I like bigger chunks of cheese, cut into 1/2" cube
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives halved
  • 1 lemon about 1/4 cup juice, zested and juiced -- add more lemon juice to equal 1/4 cup or add white wine vinegar to make up the difference.
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint julienned
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil torn

Instructions

  1. Cook farro according to package directions. Fluff with a fork and allow farro to cool completely.
  2. Heat grill to a medium high heat (about 400-425 degrees)
  3. Brush vegetables with olive oil. Lightly salt and pepper them.
  4. Add vegetables to grill, being sure to lay them perpendicular across the grates, so they don't slip through. If you have a grilling rack or basket, you can use that. Grill on each side about 4-5 minutes, until slightly tender, but still firm with a nice char on them. Transfer vegetables to a cutting board or baking sheet. Allow vegetables to cool for a few minutes before handling them.
  5. Cut vegetables into 1/2 inch dice and transfer them to a large bowl.
  6. To vegetables add farro, kalamata olives and feta cheese. Toss to combine.
  7. In a glass measuring cup add lemon zest, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and dijon. Whisk to combine. Pour dressing over the salad. Add fresh herbs. Toss to combine. Serve.

Recipe Notes

If you're not serving this salad immediately, don't add the fresh herbs until you're ready to eat, so they stay vibrant.

Optional add ins:

  • Grilled Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • substitute Queso Fresco for feta

Nutrition Facts

 

Amount Per Serving

 

  % Daily Value*

Total Fat 24g                                    

37%

Saturated Fat 5g                            

25%

Cholesterol 16mg                             

5%

Sodium 372mg                                 

 16%

Potassium 297mg                                 

8%

Total Carbohydrates 25g                     

8%

Dietary Fiber 5g                                     

20%

Sugars 3g

 

Protein 6g                                         

12%

 

Vitamin A                                          

15.6%

Vitamin C                                          

43.7%

Calcium                                             

12.4%

Iron                                                     

8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.