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Pork Barrel BBQ

Farro Salad With Grilled Vegetables

Serves 6 | Total Time: 1 hour

This light and refressing faro salad can be served as a main course of side with a juicy steak. Let the market dictate the vegetables you use by what is in season at the time.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Farro
  • 1 Zucchini, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 Yellow Squash, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 Eggplant, cut into ½-inch thick rounds
  • 1 Red Onion, cut into ½-inch thick rounds
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, quartered and seeded
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh Basil Leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh Oregano Leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced

Instructions

Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high).

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and lightly salt. Cook faro in the pot until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and place the faro in a large bowl.

While the faro is cooking toss zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, onion, bell pepper and tomatoes in ¼ cup of olive oil in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub to coat.

Grill vegetables, covered with grill lid, 4 minutes on each side or until tender. Grill tomatoes for 4 minutes, turning occasionally.

Coarsely chop vegetables, and place with the tomatoes in the bowl with the farro. Add vinegar, basil, oregano, salt, and garlic; toss gently.

Serve warm or at room temperature.