1 (12-ounce) jar roasted bell peppers, thinly sliced, 3 tablespoons of liquid reserved
2 tablespoons sherry or red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 small zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise (about 12 ounces)
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced (reserve a few fronds for garnish)
1 (15-ounce) can butter beans, rinsed, drained
2 ounces thinly sliced Parmesan
How to Make It
In a large skillet, toast the farro over medium-high heat. Shake the skillet occasionally, until the farro is aromatic and slightly golden (about 2 minutes).
Transfer the toasted farro to a medium saucepan. Cover with 1 inch of water; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, uncovered, until farro is tender (20-25 minutes). Drain farro, and transfer to a large serving platter to cool at room temperature.
In a small bowl, combine the reserved roasted bell pepper liquid, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and black pepper; stir well with a whisk. Set the vinaigrette aside.
Preheat a grill to medium-high. Grill the zucchini slices until tender (about 2 minutes per side); transfer to platter with the farro.
Arrange butter beans and roasted bell peppers over farro; drizzle with vinaigrette.
Sprinkle the farro and vegetables with sliced fennel and fronds and Parmesan cheese; drizzle with more vinaigrette as desired. Serve at room temperature.
i didn't have the fennel, and sauteed my veggies, put over the farro then sprinkled with ponzu sauce. (no cheese) it was really good, and felt like we were eating healthy. i used: carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, peas and the butterbeans. i know some reviewers don't like you to post when you change the recipe up a lot, but that's what cooking is all about, and i read all reviews and get good ideas from others. so try this!!!!! the basic idea is great, and you can really make a variety of quick meals.
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