As soon as you see sweet cherries available in your local supermarket, snag a bag to make this farro grain salad. Their sweetness is balanced by salty-smoky bacon and pungent blue cheese.

Colleen Weeden
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan bring 3 cups water and the farro to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Drain off excess liquid.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook bacon over medium until browned and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, reserving drippings in skillet. Add kale to skillet by the handful, cooking and stirring until each addition is wilted. Remove skillet from heat; stir in farro, bacon, cherries, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

  • For dressing: In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, 3 Tablespoons olive oil, the mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add to farro mixture; toss to coat. Top with blue cheese. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; total fat 24g; saturated fat 8g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 13g; cholesterol 25mg; sodium 930mg; potassium 387mg; carbohydrates 41g; fiber 5g; sugar 8g; protein 11g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 3684IU; vitamin c 47mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 57mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 151mg; iron 2mg.
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