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Farro, Green Bean, Corn, and Abraham Lincoln Tomato Salad

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 8 servings
Farro is an old-world, nutty-flavored wheat grain from Italy. Serve this fresh salad with any grilled meat, poultry, or fish. Substitute another red globe or beefsteak tomato if you can't find Abraham Lincoln.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup farro or spelt berries (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 Abraham Lincoln tomatoes, each cut into 6 slices

Nutrition Information

  • calories 104
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 2.7 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 20 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 230 mg
  • calcium 18 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place farro in a large saucepan; cover with water 2 inches above farro. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 28 minutes. Add beans to pan; cook 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

  2. Combine shallots and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add farro mixture, corn, and oregano; toss gently to coat. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  3. Arrange 3 tomato slices on each of 8 plates; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Top each serving with about 1/4 cup farro mixture.