Farro-Cabbage Salad


Here’s an another example of the delicious recipes in The Oldways 4-Week Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Menu Plan. For my Canadian readers who have had trouble purchasing this guide, you can buy it online at  http://www.amazon.com/Oldways-4-Week-Vegetarian-Vegan-Diet/dp/0985893923  or by calling Lara at Oldways  at (617) 896-4880 (as they prefer credit card information over the phone).

For those of you who aren’t familiar with farro, you’re in for a treat! But a word of advice, if you want to save money when purchasing this ancient grain from Italy, if possible, look for it in an Italian market rather than a specialty food shop.

For a different flavor, substitute packaged broccoli slaw for the cabbage.

Farro-Cabbage Salad

Serves 4

2 1/2 cups shredded cabbage (red or white)
2 cups cooked farro (cooked according to package directions)
3 scallions, sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric

In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, farro, scallions, and parsley. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, cumin, chili powder, and turmeric. Pour the dressing on the salad, toss, season to taste with salt and serve.

Nutrition information per serving
•    Calories:  271
•    Protein: 8 grams
•    Fat:  7 grams
•    Saturated fat: 1  gram
•    Carbohydrate:  42 grams
•    Dietary fibre: 9  grams
•    Sodium: 120  milligrams


Do you have a favourite farro dish? Please share it in the comment section below.

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Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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