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Swiss Chard Salad with Blackberry-Clove Vinaigrette

Farro is a healthy ancient wheat-based grain originally from Italy. Its firm chewy texture makes it ideal for salads. Paired with Swiss chard and drizzled with a blackberry vinaigrette, it’s a colorful and hearty salad.

Ingredients
Serves:
Directions
20 mins Prep time 25 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
25 mins Cook time
  • For the Blackberry-Clove Vinaigrette, place 1 cup of the blackberries, balsamic vinegar, honey, lemon juice, chopped red onion, 1/4 teaspoon of the cloves and salt in blender container; cover. Blend on medium speed until blackberries are coarsely chopped. With blender running, add oil in a steady stream until well blended. Set aside.

  • Bring stock, farro and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cloves to boil in medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until farro is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain any remaining liquid. Transfer to large bowl to cool.

  • To assemble salad, place 1 cup chard greens on each plate. Top with farro, remaining blackberries, radishes, sliced red onion and ricotta salata. Drizzle with Blackberry-Clove Vinaigrette.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: Look for farro in the rice and pasta or organic sections of the supermarket. It is rich in fiber and protein.

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 183Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Sodium: 352mgProtein: 6g
  • Total Fat: 7gFiber: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g

Ratings & Reviews: 1

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  • Vanessa B. on 04/07/2014

    Not bad at all, but I sieved the blackberry puree to remove seeds.

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