My batch came out just like the picture in the book!

Here’s another gem from Giada De Laurentiis’s Everyday Italian that I discovered while borrowing her cookbook from the library.

This recipe caught my eye since it featured a grain I’d never tried before – the Ancient Roman grain of “FARRO”. I picked up the grain on a trip to Whole Foods Market, and though I initially balked at the $8 price tag, I decided it was worth while since it was enough to make two batches of this healthy entree salad.

The grain Farro was suprisingly light yet chewy, and worth every penny! This salad would be perfect for a summer picnic, or in tonight’s case, the perfect way to forget about the chilly winter air outside! It also makes an excellent entrée when tossed with some protein like a sautéed Gardein chick’n scallopini cutlet, marinated baked tofu, or cannellini beans.

Click Here for the Recipe: Giada’s Farro Salad with Tomatoes & Herbs

I could not stop eating this!