Farro Salad- Piatto Unico, Primo
Discover farro, an ancient grain that is packed with nutrients and taste. Farro is considered to be a superfood grain that is high in fiber, protein and minerals. In Italian, the word farro encompasses three types of wheat grains: Farro Monococco (Einkorn), Farro Dicocco (referred to as Farro or Emmer) and Spelta (spelt). These ancient grains can be used in their whole grain form for delicious salads and soups, and are also milled to produce flours that can be used to make breads, pasta and baked goods. Farro grains are a great alternative to modern day wheat because they have not undergone a selection process. They contain a low gluten content and can be better tolerated by those who have gluten sensitivities (but not those who suffer from celiac disease).
Add the emmer and water to medium-sized pot and bring to a boil. Add the salt, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook according to the package instructions.
In the meantime, add all of the ingredients for the sauce to a bowl and stir well.
When the emmer is done, drain well and pour into a serving bowl. Add the carrots, fennel, radishes, spinach, Parmigiano Reggiano, chives and the sauce. Mix well. Serve warm or cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator and serve cold.