Ok now here is the point I am trying to make by telling you all about my salad bar obsession... I am completely obsessed about adding grains into my salads! Quinoa and Farro have been my favorite go to grains recently! Not only do I love the bulk that grains add to my salads but I love the addition of the texture and flavor! I find that topping my salads even with a few spoonfuls of these nutrition packed grains keeps me full and alert well into the afternoon! Check out my favorite go to lunch salad! Its pretty hearty!
Farro Chopped Salad for One:
One Handful Arugula Chopped
1 Handful Lettuce (I like romaine or butter lettuce) torn into bite size pieces
Handful of Grape Tomatoes Chopped Small
1 Tbs Red Pepper Chopped
1/4 Cup Corn (Fresh or Frozen)
1/2 Cup Prepared Farro (I like Trader Joe's - cooks in 10 min)!
1/4 Cup Chickpeas
1/4 Avocado Chopped
1 Tbs Dressing of choice (Trader Joe's Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette is my fav)
Combine chopped vegetables in a mixing bowl and toss.
2- Add in farro, chickpeas - toss again
3- Add dressing of choice - toss one last time and serve!
Easy, delicious, filling and nutritious!
Check out these other great grain salads from around the web!
1- Waldorf Salad with Steel Cut Oats - Cooking Light
2- Heirloom Grain Chopped Salad - Epicurious
3- Everyday Green Chopped Salad - Jamie Oliver - I would add grains to this!