That is SO COLD! I am from Michigan but live in California, and I feel somewhat guilty about the sunshine, etc. while you people are freezing your buns off. BUT snow/cold days are the best! Get cozy and enjoy it. (:
I hear ya! I’m in Minnesota, -17 right now. I went to Whole Foods yesterday and had the same experience – they were out of ginger root (?!), the 365 brand (aka cheaper) coconut milk, and domestic (again, cheaper!) feta cheese. And those were just the things on my list that I couldn’t find. People sure were stocking up before the coldest of the cold days, but I wonder what on earth were they cooking? :)
What’s so weird about today that this morning in CT it was 55 degrees and now we’re just hovering above freezing. (Our plunge to the teens/low digits happens tonight.) This salad is a nice compromise between something warm and comforting while also being light–will keep it in mind as we deal with the rest of winter.
Yep, there were almost no canned tomatoes when I was at the store on Sunday, but maybe that shouldn’t have been too surprising between students returning from the holidays and the weather. Unfortunately, I may have to step out and go to the store today. I hope the shelves are fuller!
Thank you so much for using the weight of the ingredients as your prime listing and the volume as the secondary. I am getting so testy these days about that subject that if a cookbook, and a baking book especially, does not give the amount by weight, I do not buy it. Continue to love your blog.
OK, I do feel bad…it was 80 a few days ago, about 60 today. You poor dears! As for the farro salad…way to start the New Year; nutritious, fresh, beautiful, and no doubt totally delicious. Stay warm indoors…hope it breaks soon.
This salad looks really tasty, and except for radishes, includes things I always have on hand. Cooking farro in apple cider is new to me. It’s funny your store was out of potatoes. I guess people are getting beyond needing milk, eggs, and bread for “snow” days.
This salad looks great, but maybe for a warmer day. I have also been living in the center of the polar vortex and had the same experience of the supermarket running out of items on Saturday. Apparently butternut squash has become a necessity in Chicago. I wanted to make roasted squash soup, but the Mariano’s in Roscoe Village was completely sold out of fresh butternut squash. I snagged the last bag of frozen and will have to improvise by trying to roast the frozen nuggets. I’m not sure how it will taste, but at least it will be hot.
Of course! That makes perfect sense. I always sprinkle my lentils with vinegar after they are done to perk them up. Of course the trick would work with lentils. Thanks for teaching me a new use for an old trick.
This farro salad looks so fresh and pretty, and the pistachio is a delicious touch! We feel guilty too for complainig over our So California evenings and hope you both are staying nice warm:)
Delicious! Thank you!
I’ve made it twice since you posted it, both times with toasted walnuts instead of pistachios (cheap + lazy).
It’s been my go-to lunch for the past week: I mix the farro/nuts/radishes/parm/dressing together in one container and keep the arugula/herbs in another. In the morning I halve some cherry tomatoes, put them on top of the farro, then the greens on top of that. Leave it in my backpack all morning to warm to room temperature, then give it a good shake right before eating. Perfect.
I came across this recipe last week, and it seemed like a nice bright fresh thing to make, especially with this awful awful weather (I am in Toronto, so about the same misery as Chicago). Anyway, I realized I had read the recipe wrong when I made my shopping list, and assumed it called for “apple cider vinegar” not “apple cider”. Even though it would only be a 10 minute walk back to the grocery store, I just couldn’t do it (+6F, 20 mph wind). I used 1/2 c apple cider vinegar and replaced the other 1/2 c with water. It was fabulous. Ate it for lunch today, and am going to have it for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. I do think the world needs more faro salad. thanks for sharing this one.
Finally got around to making this and, while it is impossible to purchase a small amount of apple cider at least I have tons to make lots more farro salad. That plus the pistachios made this yummy and unique in the sea of farro recipes. Thanks!
And hey, look…it’s still not warmer in Chicago. So fresh salads are welcome since spring isn’t happening!