Healthy Grain Winter braai Salad

Healthy Grain Winter braai SaladHealthy Grain Winter braai Salad

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  • 1 c. whole-grain farro or quinoa
  • 2 c. low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Large shallot, very thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c. lightly packed arugula
  • 1 Green apple, chopped
  • 1/2 c. shaved Parmesan
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/4 c. toasted pecans, roughly chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine farro/quinoa, vegetable broth, salt, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally until farro is tender and no broth remains about 30 minutes. When quinoa is cooked, transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  2. In the meantime, make fried shallots: in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine oil and shallots. When the shallots begin to bubble, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are golden and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove shallots from oil with a slotted spoon and place on a paper-towel lined plate and season with salt. Let oil cool.
  3. Make dressing: in a medium bowl, combine the cooled olive oil with vinegar, mustard, and honey and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Assemble salad: combine cooked quinoa, crispy shallots, arugula, apple, parmesan, basil, parsley, and pecans. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. 

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