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Farro Salad with Tomato & Herbs

55 minutes

Makes 6 Servings

Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

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Ingredients:

  • 1/8 fl oz Bone Broth ((beef or chicken))

  • 1/2 cup Farro

  • 2 tsps Sea Salt

  • 2 cups Diced Tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp Chives

  • 1/2 Sweet Onion

  • 1/4 cup Dried Parsley ((chopped))

  • 2 Garlic bulbs

  • 2 tbsps Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1 tsp Black Pepper

  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Steps:

1) Combine the bone broth and farro in a medium saucepan. Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the Farro is tender, about 30 minutes. Drain well, and then transfer to a large bowl to cool. Add the tomatoes, onion, chives, and parsley to the Farro, and toss to combine. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Add the vinaigrette to the salad and toss to coat. The salad can be refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.

 

Perfect on top a salad or a dinner side dish. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories 173

Fat 9g

Carbs 17g

Sugar 5 g

Fiber 2g

Protein 4 g

Health and Blood Sugar Benefits of Farro

Farro is an ideal complex carbohydrate choice that is also delicious. A perfect carbohydrate alternative for diabetics because of its high complex carbohydrate content with fiber, a protein source and low-glycemic index.

 

The fiber helps in controlling carbohydrate digestion and absorption, doesn't cause blood sugar to spike after eating.

 

Farro is a great choice if you're trying to manage or prevent type 2 diabetes. as it increases insulin sensitivity and can improve blood sugar levels after eating.

 

Here is Farro's 6 surprising health benefits:

 

1) High in Fiber

2) Improves Immunity and Heart Health

3) Good Source of Protein

4) High in B Vitamins

5) Good Source of Antioxidants

6) Provides Iron, Magnesium and Zinc (all are common mineral deficiencies)