This recipe is simple to make, and is perfect for a side dish. You can also add greens for an amazing salad recipe. Enjoy!
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This recipe is super simple to make. It’s healthy and nutritious, plus it’s filling. I like to throw in fun bites when making farro. It has such a cool texture on it’s own but adding some crunch and some chew to it just takes me to my happy place. I love pistachios, I eat them almost every day. I avoid most nuts because of my IBS but pistachios do not agitate my symptoms at all. Which is lucky for me since I would have a hard time giving them up. I also loved dried cherries. The combo of pistachios and cherries is one I use a lot. I toss them in rice, farro, and baked goods. Any day where I get to combine the two is a good day in my book.
We’ve been trying to eat healthier at the Beaulieu compound. I’ve been having some health issues, and we just decided to make some small changes. You may notice there’s been a few more salads on the blog. We still bake and eat like 8 years old kids on weekends, but during the week we try to eat a little healthier. It’s a good thing, and hopefully these little changes have a positive impact on my health.
It’s not too shabby to be eating healthy when you get to eat pretty dishes like this one. I mean who could resist this Farro with Dried Cherries and Pistachios.
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- 1 and 1/2 cups of farro
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 cup dried cherries chopped roughly
- 3/4 cup pistachios chopped roughly
- 1 to 2 tablespoons dried parsley you can use fresh if it's handy
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Rinse your farro before cooking.
Add farro to a large saucepan, add water so it covers the farro by about 1 and 1/2 to 2 inches, add salt, and bring to a boil, cook for about 18 to 22 minutes. Stir occasionally. You can cook it in broth for more flavour if you like, but I did this one plain.
Drain and rinse with cold water. Let the water completely drain off.
Place a large skillet on the stove over medium heat, add the olive oil and let the oil start to shimmer a bit. Toss in the pistachios, cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, turning them to brown them on all sides. Add the cherries, continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Add a touch more oil if needed.
Now toss the rinsed and dried farro in the skillet and cook until it warms back up and everything mixes together perfectly. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
You can eat this as a side dish, or a light lunch, or you can toss it with greens for an amazing salad.
Serve with a big old healthy smile!
This is just one of those recipes you want in your arsenal for a quick lunch or great side dish for dinner. I love keeping the farro simple so the pistachios and cherries stand out. You can add vegetable broth if you want a bit more flavour.
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