Farro Salad with Grilled Chicken and Ricotta Salata

We love to share recipes straight from our readers!  This fresh and savory recipe comes from reader and food blogger Michelle Dehaven of The Fig and The Pig.  Serve up this salad with a ton of shaved ricotta salata and prepare dinner guests to be dazzled. Fresh, simple and best at room temperature this recipe works for a crowd and is also delicious cold and straight in front of fridge!

Farro Salad with Grilled Chicken and Ricotta Salata


1 lb farro cooked al dente

endive (about 8 sliced)

pint of cherry or grape tomatoes (sliced)

handful of basil, chiffonade

1 oz (or more, to taste) chopped parsley

1 lb of grilled chicken, sliced  (I like to marinate overnight in garlic, lemon, olive oil, crushed red pepper and herbs)

1 oz toasted pine nuts

For Dressing (All ingredients to taste don’t be afraid to use a heavy hand with the lemon and garlic!):

extra virgin olive oil

fresh lemon juice

balsamic vinegar

fresh garlic

salt/pepper to taste

Toss the salad, whisk the dressing  and you’ve got a simple, but elegant meal to enjoy al fresco with friends!

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  1. looks amazing!!

    carrie @plums in the icebox | 06.16.2012 | Reply

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