Farro and Tuna Salad
This is a great any time meal that is healthy, hearty, and delicious. This recipe is easy to make and packs a lot of nutrition. Farro is my favorite whole grain. It has a nutty flavor with a nice bite to it. Not only is it delicious, but it is also high in fiber and protein and is a good source of vitamins and minerals.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
– 1 cup farro
– 6 oz. can Italian tuna in olive oil
– 1/3 cup diced shallot
– 1/3 cup diced celery
– 1 cup grape tomatoes
– 1 tbls. capers
– 1 tsp. fresh thyme
– 2 tbls. fresh parsley
– 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
– 1 tsp. oregano
– ground black pepper
Bring a small pot of water to a boil, add 2 teaspoons of salt, and cook the farro according to package directions. Do not over cook. It should be al dente. In the meantime, dice the shallot, celery and set aside. Chop the parsley and thyme, and slice the tomatoes in half.
When the farro is ready, drain it and place it in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and set aside to cool for about 15-20 minutes.
When the farro is cooled, add the rest of the ingredients and another 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Mix well. Taste it to see if it needs salt. Add salt and black pepper to taste.